Canoeing the Congo: First Source to sea Descent of the Congo River [Audiobook] download free by Phil Harwood

Canoeing the Congo: First Source to sea Descent of the Congo River Audiobook download free by Phil Harwood
  • Listen audiobook: Canoeing the Congo: First Source to sea Descent of the Congo River
  • Author: Phil Harwood
  • Release date: 2012/2/24
  • Publisher: TROUBADOR PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781780880075
  • Rating: 7.23 of 10
  • Votes: 313
  • Review by: Audrey Mcinnis
  • Review rating: 7.24 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/22
  • Duration: 3H13M13S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-08
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AIFF, AU, MPEG4, MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA (compression TAR.BZ2, ZIP, TBZ2, RAR, TBZ, RZ, BZ2)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 19M7S (5.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Canoeing the Congo narrates the journey of Phil Harwood, who undertook an epic five-month solo attempt to canoe the Congo River in war-torn Central Africa. It was a historic 'first descent' from the true source in the highlands of Zambia. Just short of 3,000 miles long, the Congo River is the eighth longest in the world and the deepest river in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Along the way, Phil encountered numerous waterfalls, huge rapids, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes and spiders' webs the size of houses. He faced endemic corruption, was arrested, intimidated, bullied, chased and he received numerous death threats. He also collapsed from malaria. The people were mostly friendly, however, and Phil received tremendous hospitality from a proud and brave people, especially from the riverside fishermen who helped him wherever they could. On one stretch of river known as 'The Abattoir' due to its past history of cannibalism and current reputation for criminal activity, he hired four brothers with a shotgun to accompany him as bodyguards. They paddled and floated for five days and nights on the river.Common questions from locals were, 'why haven't you cut his throat yet?' and 'if you don't want to do it, tell us where you're camping and we'll come and do it for you ...We'll share his money.' It was an exhilarating, terrifying and wonderful journey but Phil managed to survive, despite the odds, to tell his story. Canoeing the Congo will appeal to fans of adventurous travel writing and people who love the nature and wilderness. Phil, who is a fan of adventure stories himself, enjoys the work of Ranulph Fiennes and Bill Bryson.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Canoeing & Kayaking, Expeditions
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.13 USD
  • Dimensions: 138x212x22mm
  • Weight: 340.19g
  • Printed by: Matador
  • Published in: Leicester, United Kingdom

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