Paperback Ó Trek PDF/EPUB á

Paperback  Ó Trek PDF/EPUB á Eccentric people set off from Kenya to England in Morris Minor In the way is the Sahara Desert Completely unprepared for one of the most extreme places on earth What could go wrong I found this very well written with the lead character Alan particularly well described Highly enjoyable if rather fatalistic. The sick puppy inside of me loves an adventure gone wrong book, and Trek is exactly that This is a harrowing survival story that contains a truckload of lessons on What Not to Do When You Attempt To Cross the Sahara Don t be an arrogant ass is lesson number one. , Kenya A group of four acquaintances set out to drive from Nairobi to London, via the Sahara desert, in ahorse power Morris Traveller Under the leadership of Alan Cooper, a down on his luck farmer, the group was made up of a worldly field biologist who recorded the whole trip on her mm cine camera, a genteel schoolmistress of uncertain age in search of romance, and ayear old boy whose mother had insisted that the trip would make a man of him What united them was a desire for adventureAs they set off through Equatorial Africa the omens seemed against them The Mau Mau uprising against British rule in Kenya was at it s height and the days of colonial rule were ending Their journey was to take them through an Africa that very soon would cease to exist But it was the desert that turned their joyride into a nightmare What began as an adventure ended as a desperate fight for life in the blazing sands of the Sahara Trek brings this story to dramatic life and is a classic account of survival against the odds Adventure journey across the Sahara Desert gone wrong Read if you might like a catastrophe story expertly told. Well written and interesting Gave insight to Africa at the time, and the characters were great but Alan the expedition lead was so annoying His actions entirely led to the deaths and all the other problems, so sad that it was a true story. It s a page turner and it kept me interested, but for some reason I can t give it a higher rating Maybe because the author and survivors place blame on those who can t defend themselves Alan and Freda I m not sure The writing style is very interesting Good read for Africa fans. Linda, who wrote a review below and one of my schoolmates when we were in high school in Kenya, suggested I might like this book I found a copy through AbeBooks.com The story starts out in Kenya It tells of four people who did not know each other before starting out on this road adventure They took a very small car a Morris Traveller through some of Africa s most poorly developed road systems of central Africa s jungles and the Sahara Disaster strikes at one point A well told adventure s Linda, who wrote a review below and one of my schoolmates when we were in high school in Kenya, suggested I might like this book I found a copy through AbeBooks.com The story starts out in Kenya It tells of four people who did not know each other before starting out on this road adventure They took a very small car a Morris Traveller through some of Africa s most poorly developed road systems of central Africa s jungles and the Sahara Disaster strikes at one point A well told adventure story that is worth reading We stayed at Mrs Simpson s guesthouse in Kenya a few months before she died, and I started to read her copy of this book whilst I was there She was one of the four who went out on the ill fated trek Alas, the sun and surf beckoned me away, and I never finished it I consoled myself with the idea that I would buy my own copy when we got back to the States and read it then WRONG It was out of print, incredibly hard to find, and expensive I mourned this fact for years, and then one day, on We stayed at Mrs Simpson s guesthouse in Kenya a few months before she died, and I started to read her copy of this book whilst I was there She was one of the four who went out on the ill fated trek Alas, the sun and surf beckoned me away, and I never finished it I consoled myself with the idea that I would buy my own copy when we got back to the States and read it then WRONG It was out of print, incredibly hard to find, and expensive I mourned this fact for years, and then one day, on a whim, thought I d check again Imagine my delight when I found out it had been re released at a reasonable price I bought one copy for me and one for my parents who had also been at Mrs Simpson s guesthouse with me This is a GREAT book amazing in that it is a true story Mr Stewart does a wonderful job of sticking to facts and interviews while making the book flow like a narrative I can t recommend this book enough buy it while you still can This book was loaned to me by a friend who, like me, grew up in Africa and went to school in Kenya I can t resist a good survival story and this one really sucked me in after a rather slow start Four people who were total strangers take off on a drive from Kenya to England in 1955 Two ladies, a middle aged man to lead the expedition, and a 17 year old boy By the time they got to the Sahara I was so immersed in the story that I hated to open the door to my house I kind of expected the Sahara This book was loaned to me by a friend who, like me, grew up in Africa and went to school in Kenya I can t resist a good survival story and this one really sucked me in after a rather slow start Four people who were total strangers take off on a drive from Kenya to England in 1955 Two ladies, a middle aged man to lead the expedition, and a 17 year old boy By the time they got to the Sahara I was so immersed in the story that I hated to open the door to my house I kind of expected the Sahara desert to greet me The character of Alan Cooper, who led the expedition, was especially well drawn There are hints of coming tragedy from the very beginning, which only made meanxious to keep reading and find out what happened A gripping story

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