- Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
- Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Bloomsbury presents Tracks by Robyn Davidson, read by Katherine Littrell.
A revised, reissued 40th-anniversary edition of this prize-winning, best-selling account of one woman's solo journey across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback.
I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.
So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company.
Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.
With a new postscript by the author.
Please note: This book was originally published in 1980 and contains language that some contemporary listeners may find offensive or disturbing. The language has not been changed for the audiobook version.
"A strong, salty fresh book by an original and individual young woman.... This will rank among the best of the books of exploration and travel and, like them, is a record of self-discovery and self-proving." (Doris Lessing)
"Beautiful, thrilling and ferociously brave, Robyn Davidson’s timeless story of her astonishing journey gripped me from the first page to the last. Tracks is an unforgettably powerful book." (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild)
"It gets to the heart of landscape and solitude and becomes a venture to the interior of more than one dimension as its author approaches the hinterland of her own thorny psyche." (Observer)