The Last Train to Zona Verde

  • by Paul Theroux
  • Narrated by John McDonough
  • 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of fans. Journeying alone, in what he feels will be his last African journey, Paul Theroux encounters a world increasingly removed from both the itineraries of tourists and the hopes of post-colonial independence movements. Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northward up the left-hand side, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana, heading for the Congo, in search of the end of the line.

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Five Stars Mr Theroux

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Listened to this having finished Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads (and having read most of Mr Theroux's work over last 15 years), and this is my most enjoyable yet.

It's very much a social and political commentary, and is well written, keeping the reader/listener engaged to the end.

I found John McDonough's narration for this far better suited than the excess of southern drawl in Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads (I'm from Britain so find it not so easy on the ear).

Five Stars Mr Theroux

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- Graham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-05-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books