In Desert & Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz audiobook

In Desert & Wilderness

By Henryk Sienkiewicz
Translated from the Polish by Max A. Drezma
Translation adapted by Stefan Rudnicki
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing
13.17 Hours 1
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In northeastern Africa in the 1880s, fourteen-year-old Polish boy Stanislas (Stas) Tarkowski and eight-year-old English girl Nell Rawlinson live in Port Said, Egypt. Their widower fathers are engineers working on the Suez Canal, and when they are called away for work, the children are left at home with their trusted servants. But a Muslim imam known as the Mahdi has incited a rebellion against British rule, and Stas and Nel are kidnapped by Arabs. The kidnappers intend to offer the children to the Mahdi in exchange for prisoners held by the British. The children, however, set out to escape their captors and undertake an arduous journey through unexplored and wild regions to reunite with their fathers.

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In northeastern Africa in the 1880s, fourteen-year-old Polish boy Stanislas (Stas) Tarkowski and eight-year-old English girl Nell Rawlinson live in Port Said, Egypt. Their widower fathers are engineers working on the Suez Canal, and when they are called away for work, the children are left at home with their trusted servants.

But a Muslim imam known as the Mahdi has incited a rebellion against British rule, and Stas and Nel are kidnapped by Arabs. The kidnappers intend to offer the children to the Mahdi in exchange for prisoners held by the British. The children, however, set out to escape their captors and undertake an arduous journey through unexplored and wild regions to reunite with their fathers.

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Author Bio: Henryk Sienkiewicz

Author Bio: Henryk Sienkiewicz

Henryk Adam Alexander Pius Sienkiewicz (1846–1916) was born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland. He studied at Warsaw, traveled in the USA, and in the 1870s began to write articles, short stories, and novels. His major work was a war trilogy about seventeenth-century Poland, consisting of Ogniem i mieczem (With Fire and Sword, 1884), Potop (The Deluge, 1886), and Pan Wolodyjowski (Fire in the Steppe, 1888). His most widely known book is Quo Vadis, which has been filmed several times, most notably in 1951 by Mervyn LeRoy. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 13.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English