Travels in the Interior of Africa


Read by Lynda Marie Neilson

(3.8 stars; 13 reviews)

Mungo Park, a Scottish surgeon and explorer, was sent out by the 'Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa' after Major Houghton failed to return, to discover the if the River Niger was a tributary of either the river Senegal or Gambia in South Africa. This is the story of his first trip. The journey had many challenges, such as language, religions, imprisonment and robbery. Most of the trip he had nothing but his tattered clothes, a horse, a pocket compass and his hat where he kept his notes. After first following the Gambia River, he finally was the first European to reached the Niger River at Ségou. He continued along the Niger another 80 miles to Silla, where he had to turn around as he had no way of continuing without procuring more supplies. He then returned to England by boat, via America. (Summary by Lynda Marie Neilson) (11 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Vol.1 Introduction 3:22 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter I - JOURNEY FROM PORTSMOUTH TO THE GAMBIA 25:43 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter II - LANGUAGE AND RELIGION OF THE NATIVES 25:32 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter III - THE KINGDOM OF WOOLLI—JOURNEY TO BONDOU 28:20 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter IV - FROM TALLIKA TO KAJAAGA 33:51 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter V - FROM KAJAAGA TO KASSON 16:47 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter VI - TIGGITY SEGO’S PALAVER 21:59 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter VII - INTERVIEW WITH KING DEMBA SEGO JALLA 23:21 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter VIII - ADVENTURES BETWEEN KEMMOO AND JARRA 13:20 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter IX - THE TOWN OF JARRA—DETAINED BY THE MOORS 30:04 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter X - A MOORISH WEDDING 21:23 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter XI - SUFFERINGS IN CAPTIVITY 19:17 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter XII - OBSERVATIONS ON THE CHARACTER AND COUNTRY OF THE MOORS 21:27 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter XIII - ESCAPE FROM CAPTIVITY 26:28 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter XIV - JOURNEY CONTINUED; ARRIVAL AT WAWRA 18:42 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol.1 Chapter XV - NEGRO CURIOSITY; A MESSAGE FROM THE KING 31:12 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Introduction 3:37 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XVI - VILLAGES ON THE NIGER—DETERMINES TO GO NO FARTHER EASTWARD 34:16 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XVII - MOORZAN TO TAFFARA 26:55 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XVIII - DESPAIRING THOUGHTS—ARRIVAL AT SIBIDOOLOO 25:46 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XIX - ILLNESS AT KAMALIA AND KINDNESS OF THE NATIVES 25:32 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XX - NEGRO CUSTOMS 26:48 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XXI - RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND INDUSTRIES OF THE MANDINGOES 32:55 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XXII - WAR AND SLAVERY 25:52 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XXIII - GOLD AND IVORY 30:20 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XXIV - MOHAMMEDAN CUSTOMS; ARRIVAL AT KINYTAKOORO 35:10 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XXV - THE JALLONKA WILDERNESS; A WARLIKE TALE 36:03 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol. 2 Chapter XXVI - MEETING WITH DR. LAIDLEY—RETURN TO THE COAST—VOYAGE TO EN… 40:10 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vol 2 - NOTE 14:27 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson

Reviews


(3 stars)

The book is a good historical account but the reading could do with improvement

hard to listen to


(2 stars)

Reader is difficult to listen to ... strange inflection


(1 stars)

Reading is really tough to listen to, at least for me.

Not a bad book.. Well read as well


(5 stars)

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