The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux audiobook

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari

By Paul Theroux
Read by John McDonough

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16.45 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A decade ago, Paul Theroux’s bestselling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now with The Last Train to Zona Verde, he returns to discover how both he and Africa have changed in the ensuing years. Traveling alone, Theroux sets out from Cape Town, going north through South Africa, Namibia, then into Angola, encountering a world increasingly removed from tourists’ itineraries and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. After covering nearly 2,500 arduous miles, he cuts short his journey, a decision he chronicles with unsparing honesty. Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers.

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Summary

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A decade ago, Paul Theroux’s bestselling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now with The Last Train to Zona Verde, he returns to discover how both he and Africa have changed in the ensuing years.

Traveling alone, Theroux sets out from Cape Town, going north through South Africa, Namibia, then into Angola, encountering a world increasingly removed from tourists’ itineraries and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. After covering nearly 2,500 arduous miles, he cuts short his journey, a decision he chronicles with unsparing honesty. Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thoroughly engrossing—from Cape Town to Namibia to the Okavango Delta, Theroux is his inimitable, delightfully grouchy, and incisive self…At times tragic, often comical, and always gorgeously written, this is a paean to a continent, by a writer unafraid to give it some tough love.” Washington Post
“Theroux is at his best when he tells their stories, happy and sad…Theroux’s great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself—and thus, to challenge us.” Boston Globe
“Theroux’s prose is as vividly descriptive and atmospheric as ever and, though a bit curmudgeonly, he’s still wide open to raw, painful interactions between his psyche and his surroundings.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Paul Theroux

Author Bio: Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed novels and travel books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, an international bestseller and the basis of the major motion picture. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 16.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English