One rainy morning in the winter of 1909, a man with an altogether average look about him quit his job at the London Morning Leader, kissed his wife and children goodbye, and took a train to Swansea in Wales, where he talked his way aboard a freighter bound for somewhere in the upper reaches of the Amazon. Three years later, Tomlinson published a book about his adventures. This book made him famous. 'The right good book,' says Mr. Tomlinson, 'is always a book of travel: it is about a life's journey.'More
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Better than Conrad?
I think it must be
Heart of Darkness, naturally - travels up a river through a jungle...........
A sense of an intelligent person remembering extraordinary scenes. I wouldn't have bought this but for Davidson. I have heard Heart of Darkness with Branagh, but this is much less ponderous
Carry on up the Amazon!
Unlike the other reviewers I think Davidson is the perfect narrator - he sounds very civilised and not a derring-do person! I have enjoyed all his narrations - he always brings a sense of humour to the tales