A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar


Read by R. S. Steinberg

(4 stars; 11 reviews)

As a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the War of 1812 assigned to Marine Corps headquarters, English sailed to the Mediterranean, and was among the first citizens of the United States known to have visited Egypt. Shortly after arriving in Egypt he resigned his commission, converted to Islam and joined Isma'il Pasha in an expedition up the Nile River against Sennar in 1820, winning distinction as an officer of artillery. He published his Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar (London 1822) regarding his exploits. (Introduction adapted by obform from Wikipedia) (4 hr 4 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 11:24 Read by R. S. Steinberg
01 - Part 1 30:27 Read by R. S. Steinberg
02 - Part 2 29:50 Read by R. S. Steinberg
03 - Part 3 28:53 Read by R. S. Steinberg
04 - Part 4 28:27 Read by R. S. Steinberg
05 - Part 5 35:02 Read by R. S. Steinberg
06 - Part 6 39:32 Read by R. S. Steinberg
07 - Part 7 40:27 Read by R. S. Steinberg

Reviews

not for me


(2 stars)

The narrator made a good effort but I found this dry. I couldn't make sense of where these places referred to in modern times.