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    • The Storied City

    • The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past
    • By: Charlie English
    • Narrated by: Enn Reitel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To Westerners, the name Timbuktu long conjured a tantalizing paradise, an African El Dorado where even the slaves wore gold. Beginning in the late 18th century, a series of explorers gripped by the fever for "discovery" tried repeatedly to reach the fabled city. But one expedition after another went disastrously awry, succumbing to attack, the climate, and disease. Timbuktu was rich in another way, too. A medieval center of learning, it was home to tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts.

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    • By drewdpeabody on 12-31-17
    • The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past
    • By: Charlie English
    • Narrated by: Enn Reitel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu

    • The Race to Reach the Fabled City and the Fantastic Effort to Save its Past
    • By: Charlie English
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two tales of a city: the historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al-Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.

    Regular price: $13.85