Blood River

  • by Tim Butcher
  • Narrated by Tim Butcher
  • 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000, he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H. M. Stanley's famous expedition - and travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, and helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers. Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, is more remarkable still.


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This is a story about a great adventure

First I need to set the record straight on something - this is a work of non-fiction, it chronicles the journalists adventures as he tries to retrace the steps of the lengendary and shadowy Stanley expedition. It is amazing that this man survived to tell this important story, the condition that this country has fallen to is amazing and a warning to all who read this book. I cannot do justice to this tale in a few paragraphs, but woven inside the adventure of his travels is a history lesson about the Congo and the Stanley expedition that is very well done. This is a book that when finished will leave the reader more informed on many fronts.
Put this one in the cart it is well worth your time.
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- Dennis

Even better the second time around.

I read this book about a year ago and I was so impressed by it that I recommended it to my book group for this months book. As a refresher I got the audio book through Audible. It was great the second time around and Tim Butcher does a wonderful job of narration. I have also read and recommend Tim Butcher's other books.
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- Bill Hepburn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-26-2008
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks