"We are all travelers in the 'wilderness of the world' - travelers with a donkey." So Robert Louis Stevenson wrote to a friend on completing this enchanting account of a journey in rural France in 1878. Alone with his pack-donkey Modestine, and showing total disregard for discomfort, Stevenson relishes to the full his walking tour of the Cevennes. Freedom was the important thing: "I bless God that I was free to wander, free to hope, and free to love." This diary will find many kindred spirits.More
Listeners will feel the bright sun and cool breezes and taste the wonders of Gallic food as narrator Billy Hartman recounts master storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson's journey with his beloved pack donkey, the mouse-colored Modestine, through the French countryside. Hartman's rumbling bass and friendly tone add to the trip, which continues to inspire solitary travelers in search of escape, adventure, and friendship. Listeners will want to up their sleeping bags and let Hartman's vocal talents guide them along the same path as Stevenson.
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Classic outdoor literature