Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dean King

Narrated By: Michael Prichard

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2014

Duration: 13 hours 0 minutes


Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The ordeal of these men - who found themselves tested by barbarism, murder, starvation, death, dehydration, and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on camelback - is made indelibly vivid in this gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.


  • Abbe Hildebrandt

    There is nothing I like better than a true tale of survival. I really wanted to like this novel and I think it is an important story to be told, but sadly I found myself struggling to stay awake while listening! I am not sure it it was the monotone of the narrator or the writing style of the author, but I was dozing off while listening to it on my commute to and from work.

  • Charles Shackelford

    I've listened to many stories of survival, this one is by far the most interesting. I've read someone may a movie of it, but a movie can't do justice to this book.