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The Old Patagonian Express

Narrated by: Norman Dietz
Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip.

Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered - the tedious Mr Thornberry in Limón and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires.

©1979 Cape Cod Scriveners Company (P)1986 Recorded Books Inc

Critic reviews

"One of the most entrancing travel books written in our time." ( Financial Times)
"Travel writing at its most accomplished." ( Sunday Telegraph)

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Shame the narrator can't read English must be because he's American. You'll end up grinding your teeth and baffled to the meanings of some simple sentences.

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