The White Heart of Mojave

Read by Sue Anderson

(4.3 stars; 30 reviews)

"The White Heart of the Mojave" recounts a 1920's adventure "in the wind and sun and big spaces" of Death Valley by two independent minded women, Edna Brush Perkins and Charlotte Hannahs Jordan. Both women were early feminists, Edna as chairwoman of the greater Cleveland Woman's Suffrage Party (1916-18). At the end of the Great War, the two friends wanted nothing more than to escape "to the solitariness of some wild and lonely place far from city halls, smokestacks, national organizations, and streets of little houses all alike." Their vacation started as a long motor drive through the backwoods of California (Charlotte's husband, Ned, owned the Jordan Motor Car Company). It ended with a month long trek through Death Valley in an old milk wagon drawn by a horse and a mule. Edna's descriptions of the desert are superb and from the heart--the dunes "were very beautiful, with knife-edged tops ridged in pure, clean lines from which fringes of fine sand blew up like the wind tossed manes of white horses." This is a great listen for anyone who likes first-hand accounts of adventure in the Great Outdoors. (Summary by Sue Anderson) (4 hr 44 min)


01 - The Feel of the Outdoors; How We Found Mojave 29:00 Read by Sue Anderson
02 - How We Found Mojave, Part 2 27:42 Read by Sue Anderson
03 - The White Heart 26:07 Read by Sue Anderson
04 - The Outfit 20:35 Read by Sue Anderson
05 - Entering Death Valley 32:43 Read by Sue Anderson
06 - The Strangest Farm in the World 21:28 Read by Sue Anderson
07 - The Burning Sands 16:46 Read by Sue Anderson
08 - The Dry Camp; The Mountain Spring 23:16 Read by Sue Anderson
09 - The Mountain Spring, Part 2 26:52 Read by Sue Anderson
10 - The High White Peaks 20:17 Read by Sue Anderson
11 - Snowstorm and Sandstorm 21:16 Read by Sue Anderson
12 - Snowstorm and Sandstorm, Part 2; The End of the Adventure 18:10 Read by Sue Anderson


(4 stars)

I really enjoyed these ladies adventure and the time they took to immerse themselves in the out-of-doors.

The white heart of the Mojave

(5 stars)

excellent and beguiling, makes me want to go.

A well read and interesting narrative. Humorous and entertaining

(5 stars)


(4 stars)

Good story, very good reader!