A liberating motorcycle journey through Africa with descriptions of the amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape destiny. Into Africa tells the story of a novice motorcyclist who takes on the challenge of riding the length of the continent just because, ´it seemed like a great idea’. Sam Manicom had only planned to take a temporary break from his successful retail career, but the one-year ride was so life-changing that he continued adventuring around the world for another seven years, covering 55 countries and 200,000 miles. Sam had no idea how liberating motorcycle travel would be. Revelling in a new-found freedom without timetables or routines, he became fascinated by his ability to explore side roads at a whim and reach remote parts of the continent that many travellers never find. Though Africa is just 5,000 miles from top to toe, Sam explored over 22,000 miles on every kind of road imaginable. Narrated by Sam, ride with him as he describes Africa´s amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape his destiny. This is a genuine tale of the unexpected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Manicom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000044/bk_open_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danish countess Karen Blixon, known as Isak Dineson, ran a coffee plantation in Kenya in the years when Africa remained a romantic and formidable continent to most Europeans. Out of Africa is her account of her life there, with stories of her respectful relationships with the Masai, Kikuyu, and Somali natives who work on her land; the European friends who visit her; and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself. Stage and television actress Julie Harris delivers a reading that is emotionally charged and reflective, recreating Dinesen´s lively appreciation for the land she loved so much. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/part/000014/bk_part_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this classic tale of adventure, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1815, was captured by a band of nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery. Thus begins an epic adventure of survival and a quest for freedom that takes him across the Sahara desert. This dramatic account of Captain Riley´s trials and sufferings sold more that one million copies in his day and was even read by a young and impressionable Abraham Lincoln. The degradations of a slave existence and the courage to survive under the most harrowing conditions have rarely been recorded with such painful honesty. Sufferings in Africa is a classic travel-adventure narrative and a fascinating testament of white Americans enslaved abroad, during a time when slavery flourished throughout the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001250/bk_blak_001250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nowhere in Africa is the extraordinary tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel, and their five-year-old daughter, Regina, each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways. Attorney Walter is resigned to working the farm as a caretaker; pampered Jettel resists adjustment at every turn; while the shy yet curious Regina immediately embraces the country - learning the local language and customs, and finding a friend in Owuor, the farm´s cook. As the war rages on the other side of the world, the family’s relationships with their strange environment become increasingly complicated as Jettel grows more self-assured and Walter more haunted by the life they left behind. In 1946, with the war over, Regina´s fondest dream comes true when her brother Max is born. Walter´s decision, however, to return to his homeland to help rebuild a new Germany puts his family into turmoil again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Roll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018564/bk_adbl_018564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What wove the African continent into the rich fabric of cultures and peoples that it is today? Where did ancient culture, trade, and civilization begin? How did the African people survive and thrive despite European colonization and apartheid? These are just some of the questions you’ll find answers to in Africa: African History from Ancient Egypt to Modern South Africa. Africa is a vast continent whose waters, fertile lands, minerals, and diverse wildlife nurtured humankind since ancient times until European colonization and exploitation caused immeasurable suffering and loss. To understand how Africa developed, thrived, suffered, and emerged into the rich tapestry of peoples that it is today, take a trip back to the ancient River Nile and the East African coast. Witness: The development of small settlements into three distinct cultures The Carthaginian Empire grow and flourish as an economic and commercial power The settlement of the Zimbabwe plateau and the construction of enormous stone cities The emergence of the Kingdom of Kongo and its expansion through peaceful trade and alliances The upheaval, atrocities, wars, and eventual stability created by European colonization The founding of the Congo Free State and the growth of forced labor to extract valuable resources from the land The decolonization of Africa and the return of territorial sovereignty and independence The forced racial segregation under apartheid and the birth of a new constitution that ended it The founding of the African Union to establish norms across the continent Start your study of the struggles and triumphs of the African people today with Africa: African History from Ancient Egypt to Modern South Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Bubis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102537/bk_acx0_102537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bob Geldof first visited Africa in 1984. The following year, Live Aid inspired a generation to raise millions for the starving in Africa. Over 20 years on, passion undiminished, Geldof returns to what he calls the Luminous Continent. This is his personal diary. Unflinchingly honest, Geldof in Africa paints a unique picture of this extraordinary and beautiful land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Geldof. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000971/bk_rhuk_000971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lynn Gissing, founder of Light in Africa, has been operating a children’s home in Moshi, Tanzania for 13 years. She is releasing her first book, A Light in Africa, January 2014. Her book chronicles her journey, telling stories that span the broad spectrum of human emotion. She tells of the challenges of selling all she owns to pursue her cause; the miraculous healing of a child who could not walk; and the struggles of watching the suffering and death around her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Gissing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/motv/000033/bk_motv_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sultans of Africa is a novel from Barry Gifford´s Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels. On the 20th anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford´s international best seller Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d´Or-winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, ´´the Romeo and Juliet of the South´´: Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango (also made into a feature film), Sailor¿s Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo¿s Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016150/bk_adbl_016150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make your journey to South Africa the best possible! You want to exactly know where to go and what to do? You found the right audiobook. South Africa - rugged, multifaceted, contradictory, diverse, and utterly rich - is a country that will surely take you back to your innate primal self. Think of wilderness that touches the nooks and crannies of your soul, of lions that roam freely along vast savannas, or of snow-peaked mountains that soar majestically from the sea. Think vineyards that stretch for miles with the promise of good wine and dramatic backdrops, or flat-topped mountains and quintessential port cities. South Africa is quite simply incredible. If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be and things to see. This audiobook will help you to make the most out of your time in South Africa. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Durban to name a few of the most beautiful locations. This audiobook provides some unique suggestions and will help you to make this the best time of your life. Here’s what you’ll find in the audiobook: South African Culture Explore Historical Landmarks on Constitution Hill in Johannesburg See the Cultural Significance of the Afrikaans Language Monument in Cape Town See Panoramic Views from the Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site in Pretoria Relax in the Free State National Botanical Garden in Bloemfontein Much, much more! When you download this audiobook, you will be on your way to the best possible version of your trip. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107912/bk_acx0_107912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sprawling, epic saga of adventure, romance, war, and resistance based on the savage conflict in East Africa during World War I. In German-occupied East Africa during World War I, British forces have arrived. In defiance of his orders, German military commander Paul von Lettow enlists soldiers, civilians, and African rebels to fight against the British, forming the first modern guerrilla uprising of the time. Amid his political battles, Lettow is embroiled in a romantic relationship with an American woman who loves him, but who objects to his war. To complicate things, Lettow´s actions draw the attention of the brilliant but brutal chief of British intelligence who plots to defeat him. Amid all the action, Zionists fight for influence in the region, rival tribes have to be appeased with diplomacy, and an African princess serves as a spy for the rebels. Amazingly, these colorful characters and eventful plots are firmly based on real-life personas and historical events during the war. In the gripping style of narrative fiction, Stevenson relates the often overlooked German resistance in East Africa and their inventive use of guerrilla tactics. As a former foreign correspondent in the region, Stevenson paints an astonishingly accurate and detailed picture of the geography and political climate of East Africa. A thrilling listen, The Ghosts of Africa packs history, military tactics, romance, and adventure into a single epic tale that will both entertain and inform. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malk Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020115/bk_adbl_020115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.