The Sea and the Jungle

  • by H. M. Tomlinson
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.'

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Better than Conrad?

Would you consider the audio edition of The Sea and the Jungle to be better than the print version?

I think it must be


What other book might you compare The Sea and the Jungle to, and why?

Heart of Darkness, naturally - travels up a river through a jungle...........


What does Frederick Davidson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

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


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Carry on up the Amazon!


Any additional comments?

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

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- Creeda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-11-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.