'The right good book,' says Mr. Tomlinson, 'is always a book of travel: it is about a life's journey.'
I have enjoyed reading a great many classic travel narration books spanning travel and exploration in the 18th and 19th century. This book is a really solid story and written with a splash of humor that reminded me of Twain. But, I found the his voice annoying which got in the way of the story. He read well but his vocal quality was off putting to me.
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This is a very entertaining and interesting story, particularly if you are familiar with some of the flora and fauna of the Amazon. But I might consider another production of this audiobook as the narrator's voice is highly distracting. His intonations seem out of place, and I find it hard to believe that he is the type of person to pull through such an arduous journey.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Sea and the Jungle to be better than the print version?
I think it must be
What other book might you compare The Sea and the Jungle to, and why?
Heart of Darkness, naturally - travels up a river through a jungle...........
What does Frederick Davidson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
A sense of an intelligent person remembering extraordinary scenes. I wouldn't have bought this but for Davidson. I have heard Heart of Darkness with Branagh, but this is much less ponderous
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Carry on up the Amazon!
Any additional comments?
Unlike the other reviewers I think Davidson is the perfect narrator - he sounds very civilised and not a derring-do person! I have enjoyed all his narrations - he always brings a sense of humour to the tales