In the Land of Cave and Cliff Dwellers


Read by Steven Seitel

(4.3 stars; 11 reviews)

An adventurer and explorer of no mean repute, Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka leads an expedition by mule train into the forbidding Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico to one of the richest silver mining regions in the world. He offers lively (and occasionally disparaging) descriptions of the the unfamiliar flora and fauna of this often desolate region, of the cliff and cave dwellings inhabited and abandoned, and of the social customs of the various peoples he meets. He marvels at the unmatched running prowess of the Rarámuri (Tarahumari) Indians of the Barranca del Cobre--the famous Copper Canyon of Chihuahua State. He writes always with humor that keeps the narrative light and the reader smiling. (Summary by Steven Seitel) (4 hr 34 min)

Chapters

01Preparing for the Expedition 22:01 Read by Steven Seitel
02 Mexican Mormon Colonies 37:14 Read by Steven Seitel
03 Along the Sonora Railway 36:09 Read by Steven Seitel
04 To the Great Mexican Mining Belt 33:04 Read by Steven Seitel
05 In the Land of the Living Cave and Cliff Dwellers 27:48 Read by Steven Seitel
06 Through the Sierra Madres on Mule Back 17:11 Read by Steven Seitel
07 In the Heart of the Sierra Madre Range 21:32 Read by Steven Seitel
08 Down the Urique Barranca 28:27 Read by Steven Seitel
09 One of the Richest Silver Regions of the World 26:08 Read by Steven Seitel
In the Cañon of the Churches 25:10 Read by Steven Seitel

Reviews


(2.5 stars)

The readers pace is too rapid.