• River Fever: Adventures on the Mississippi, 1969-1972

  • By: Will Bagley
  • Narrated by: Will Bagley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Beginning in the spring of 1969, Huckleberry Finn inspired a question: Could you build a raft, float down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, and on the way learn something about America and its peoples? Will Bagley, a vagrant longhair and future prize-winning western historian, and his friends could, and did. Now, a half century after the adventure, Bagley tells his story.

©2019 Signature Books and Will Bagley (P)2019 Signature Books

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Loved going on this Mississippi River adventure

Picked this one up on audible on a whim after signing up for a Mississippi River virtual running challenge (these running challenges are about the only thing keeping me going during COVID). My typical reading genres are running, through-hiking, and self-help but as I fell in love with this book, I realized this was through-hiking but in a boat on a river.

Will Bagley is an amazing writer. He's able to describe the scene so you feel like you're there with him without being superfluous. The honesty in his self-reflection is refreshing.

This is a book I'll definitely be revisiting in the future. I kept wondering if there were photographs if I purchased a hard copy - I'd love to see a lot of the things he described at the time he experienced them.

I love when authors narrate their own books. The sound volume was a little inconsistent but it wasn't a big deal - I just turned my headphones up or down on my run.