Journey Without Maps
Graham Greene

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Narrated By: Kris Dyer

Duration: 10 hours and 18 minutes

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WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM BUTCHER AND AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX

Leaving Europe for the first time in his life, Graham Greene set out in 1935 to discover Liberia, then a virtually uncharted republic on the shores of West Africa. This captivating account of his arduous 350-mile journey on foot - a great adventure which took him from the border with Sierra Leone to the Atlantic coast at Grand Bassa - is as much a record of one young man's self-discovery as it is a striking insight into one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonisation. Journey Without Maps is regarded as a masterclass in travel writing.

© Graham Greene 1936 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Classic travel writing

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No one who reads this book will question the value of Greene's experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record

Guardian

Journey Without Maps and The Lawless Roads reveal Greene's ravening spiritual hunger, a desperate need to touch rock bottom both within the self and in the humanly created world

Times Higher Education Supplement

One of the best travel books this century

Independent

His originality lay in his gifts as a traveller. He had the foreign ear and eye for the strangeness of ordinary life and its ordinary crises