The Lower River

  • by Paul Theroux
  • Narrated by Jefferson Mays
  • 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A titan of American letters, Paul Theroux wowed audiences and critics with his modern classic The Mosquito Coast. Its captivating thematic cousin, The Lower River, stars Ellis Hock, a man whose dreams of world travel and humanitarianism in the Peace Corps were dashed when he returned home to assume control of his family's business. Now with his wife having left and his life stagnant, Ellis makes the fateful decision to travel back to the small African village he once called home. Yet the happiness and fulfillment he seeks remain elusive.

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Haunting message about aid to Africa

One of the best books I have ever read or listened to. From the minute Ellis Hock arrived in Africa till the minute he ..... (won't give the end away!) I was spellbound by this haunting tale. Paul Theroux is a first class story teller and Jefferson Mays' narration superb. The overriding message seems to be: if you are going to give help to Africa, do it wisely or it does more harm than good.
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- Nancy Bowring

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books