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  • By: Paul Theroux
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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The Last Train to Zona Verde

By: Paul Theroux
Narrated by: John McDonough
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A final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers.

Journeying alone, in what he feels will be his last African journey, Paul Theroux encounters a world increasingly removed from both the itineraries of tourists and the hopes of post-colonial independence movements. Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northwards up the left-hand side, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana, heading for the Congo, in search of the end of the line.

©2013 Paul Theroux (P)2013 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exotic locales, he writes lean prose that lopes along at a compelling pace" ( Sunday Times)
"His ability to sum up a city or a people in a few lines is undiminished" ( Daily Telegraph)

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Fantastic writer.

I enjoyed the narrator of this book and the depiction of a land I've never seen. I'm about to embark on a Paul Theroux booklist.

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