The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas (Audiobook) by Todd Balf and Ray Childs
English | 2003 | ISBN: 073930352X | ASIN: B0001GDQM2 | 9 hours and 11 minutes | MP3 64 kbps | 260 MB
The Darkest Jungle tells the harrowing story of America's first ship canal exploration across a narrow piece of land in Central America called the Darien, a place that loomed large in the minds of the world's most courageous adventurers in the nineteenth century.
With rival warships and explorers from England and France days behind, the 27-member U.S. Darien Exploring Expedition landed on the Atlantic shore at Caledonia Bay in eastern Panama to begin their mad dash up the coast-hugging mountains of the Darien wilderness. The whole world watched as this party attempted to be the first to traverse the 40-mile isthmus, the narrowest spot between the Atlantic and Pacific in all the Americas.