The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, Candice Millard
  • List: $14.98  |  Sale: $10.49
    Club: $7.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Author: Candice Millard

Narrator: Paul Michael

Abridged: 6 hr 14 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 10/25/2005

Genre: History - Expeditions & Discoveries

Synopsis

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron.
After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.
Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.
From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut.

Recommended

The Worst Journey In The World, Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Worst Journey In The World
by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

List: $31.95

Sale: $22.36

Club: $15.97

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 05/01/2003

Pirate Hunters Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, Robert Kurson
Pirate Hunters
by Robert Kurson

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Ray Porter
Published: 06/16/2015

The Oregon Trail An American Journey, Rinker Buck
The Oregon Trail
by Rinker Buck

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Rinker Buck
Published: 06/30/2015

Pacific Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers, Simon Winchester
Pacific
by Simon Winchester

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Simon Winchester
Published: 10/27/2015

The Curse of Oak Island The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt, Randall Sullivan
The Curse of Oak Island
by Randall Sullivan

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Braden Wright
Published: 03/19/2019

The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
The Lost City of Z
by David Grann

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Published: 02/24/2009

The Ark Before Noah Decoding the Story of the Flood, Irving Finkel
The Ark Before Noah
by Irving Finkel

List: $20.99

Sale: $14.70

Club: $10.49

Narrator: Irving Finkel
Published: 04/30/2014

Who Discovered America? The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas, Gavin Menzies
Who Discovered America?
by Gavin Menzies

List: $21.99

Sale: $15.39

Club: $10.99

Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Published: 10/08/2013

Labyrinth of Ice The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition, Buddy Levy
Labyrinth of Ice
by Buddy Levy

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Will Damron
Published: 12/03/2019
{"id":"320357","ean":"9780739323045","abr":"Abridged","title":"The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey","subtitle":"Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey","author":"Candice Millard","rating_average":"4.5","narrator":"Paul Michael","ubr_id":"628736","abr_id":"320357","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"14.98","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"9.74","ubr_narrator":"Paul Michael","abr_narrator":"Richard Ferrone","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: 6 hr"}