Cathedral of the Wild: An African Journey Home [Audiobook] by Boyd Varty
English | March 11, 2014 | ASIN: B00I5S0JDW, ISBN: 0804165556 | [email protected] kbps | 9 hrs 4 mins | 255 MB
Narrator: Boyd Varty | Genre: Nonfiction/Nature/Memoir
Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man & nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty's father & uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn't just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for ravaged l& to flourish again & for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson M&ela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover.
Cathedral of the Wild is Varty's memoir of his life in this exquisite & vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. "We came out strong & largely unafraid of life," he writes, "with the full knowledge of its dangers." It was there that young Boyd & his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard & lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, & became one with the l&. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe & back again-to reconnect with nature & "rediscover the track."
Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty & order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, & humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit.