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The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell
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Jul 15, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2016-extreme-book-nerd-challenge, favorites

I listened to the audio book narrated by Andre Stojka. To be honest, I expected it to be a reading of dull, dry scientific notes pulled from John Wesley Powell's log book. But instead I found it to be an absolutely enthralling experience. This may have been a result of the wonderful narrator whose voice was jovial and pleasant and as of full enthusiasm as though the words were his own. And the words! John Wesley Powell paints spectacular word pictures of the landscape, the geology, the dangers, the hardships and the joys that he and his men encountered on the expedition as well descriptions of Indian cultures, social dynamics of the clans, and re-tellings of a few Indian fables. At times I felt as though I could be sitting 'round the fire with him, completely captivated as he recounted the colorful tales of his grand adventures (and he with only one arm!). Highly, highly recommended.
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July 15, 2016 – Shelved
July 15, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 15, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-extreme-book-nerd-challenge
July 23, 2016 – Started Reading
July 27, 2016 – Finished Reading
July 17, 2018 – Shelved as: favorites

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