Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes


Read by Patrick Wallace

(4.5 stars; 20 reviews)

A classic of travel writing, this book recounts Stevenson's adventures on an extended walk through uplands and mountains in south-western France. Humorous on his own failings as a traveller, and on his travails with Modestine the self-willed donkey, it is also an exploration of peasant life in an area marked by the violence of the wars of religion. This version includes the fragment "A mountain town in France", originally intended as the opening chapter, but often omitted and published as a separate essay. (Summary by Patrick Wallace)

(3 hr 57 min)

Chapters

A Mountain Town in France 23:27 Read by Patrick Wallace
The Donkey, the Pack and the Pack-Saddle 12:59 Read by Patrick Wallace
The Green Donkey-Driver 17:56 Read by Patrick Wallace
I Have a Goad 12:07 Read by Patrick Wallace
A Camp in the Dark 20:02 Read by Patrick Wallace
Cheylard and Luc 7:59 Read by Patrick Wallace
Father Apollinaris 9:49 Read by Patrick Wallace
The Monks 14:18 Read by Patrick Wallace
The Boarders 11:48 Read by Patrick Wallace
Across the Goulet 7:12 Read by Patrick Wallace
A Night Among the Pines 10:54 Read by Patrick Wallace
Across the Lozère 11:21 Read by Patrick Wallace
Pont de Montvert 13:05 Read by Patrick Wallace
In the Valley of the Tarn 19:48 Read by Patrick Wallace
Florac 5:36 Read by Patrick Wallace
In the Valley of the Mimente 8:49 Read by Patrick Wallace
The Heart of the Country 15:15 Read by Patrick Wallace
The Last Day 11:06 Read by Patrick Wallace
Farewell Modestine! 3:56 Read by Patrick Wallace

Reviews

not bad

(3 stars)

the reader is great but the book itself is a bit lacking in adventure and pacing that most of his works show so much of.

(5 stars)

brilliantly read.interesting travelogue,well worth listening to.