A Short Ride in the Jungle by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent audiobook

A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle

By Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
Read by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

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9.58 Hours 1
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‘For the first time in my life I felt that death was a possibility; a stupid, pointless, lonely death on the aptly named Mondulkiri Death Highway.’ The Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the greatest feats of military engineering in history. But since the end of the Vietnam War much of this vast transport network has been reclaimed by jungle, while remaining sections are littered with a deadly legacy of unexploded bombs. For Antonia, the chance to explore the Trail before it was lost forever was a personal challenge she couldn’t ignore – yet at times it would be a terrifying journey. Setting out from Hanoi on an ageing Honda Cub, she spent two months riding 2000 miles through the mountains and jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Battling inhospitable terrain and multiple breakdowns, she met former American fighter pilots, tribal chiefs, illegal loggers and bomb disposal experts. A thrilling, poignant tale of war, bravery and learning to face your fears. "I enormously enjoyed every page." Dervla Murphy.

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‘For the first time in my life I felt that death was a possibility; a stupid, pointless, lonely death on the aptly named Mondulkiri Death Highway.’

The Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the greatest feats of military engineering in history. But since the end of the Vietnam War much of this vast transport network has been reclaimed by jungle, while remaining sections are littered with a deadly legacy of unexploded bombs. For Antonia, the chance to explore the Trail before it was lost forever was a personal challenge she couldn’t ignore – yet at times it would be a terrifying journey.

Setting out from Hanoi on an ageing Honda Cub, she spent two months riding 2000 miles through the mountains and jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Battling inhospitable terrain and multiple breakdowns, she met former American fighter pilots, tribal chiefs, illegal loggers and bomb disposal experts.

A thrilling, poignant tale of war, bravery and learning to face your fears.

"I enormously enjoyed every page." Dervla Murphy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Runtime: 9.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English