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  • The Boy from Gorge River

  • From New Zealand's Remotest Family to the World Beyond
  • Written by: Chris Long
  • Narrated by: Jackson Bliss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins

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The Boy from Gorge River

Written by: Chris Long
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Publisher's Summary

On the West Coast of the South Island, past deep fjords, glassy lakes, forested valleys and snow-capped mountains, lies the Long family cabin. It was here that Chris Long spent the first 17 years of his life, two days' hike from the nearest road.

In this heartfelt and captivating audiobook, Chris describes childhood with nature on his doorstep—helping his father catch crayfish and his mother grow vegetables, dreaming of helicopter visits, playing with toys crafted from driftwood and jade and learning to survive in the wild. It was a simple yet blissful upbringing that equipped Chris with the skills and resilience to seek new limits in the world beyond. Since leaving Gorge River, he has travelled to over 60 countries and six continents from the Arctic to the Antarctic, encountering endangered wildlife, untouched environments and people—like himself—from the remotest corners of the earth.

©2022 Chris Long. Chris Long asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this Work. First published in English by HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand Limited in 2022. (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • 07-11-22

Beautifully narrated

Such a fascinating story, I was hooked from the start. Beautiful narration, so easy to listen to, the narrator really brought the story to life.

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  • Grant David Bauckham
  • 26-01-23

LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THIS BOOK

thanks for writing such a lovely auto biography
can't wait to read the next
ps I would love to hear your mum and dads books on audible if possible

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  • 09-11-22

An auditory delight

Fascinating story. Raw and very real. The narration is exceptional- captivating from start to finish.