Far Appalachia: Following the New River North (Audiobook) By Noah Adams, read by the author
Unabridged edition 2001 | 4 hours and 58 mins | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B00005IAAE | MP3 128 kbps | 286 MB
In this powerful, passionate chronicle, the beloved host of NPR's All Things Considered and best selling author of Piano Lessons takes us on a river journey through the heart of Appalachia - a journey shared by pioneers and preachers, white-water daredevils, bluegrass musicians, and an unforgettable cast of vivid historical characters.
Noah Adams has Appalachia in his blood. A native of eastern Kentucky, he comes to the headwaters of the New River not just in search of adventure but to better understand this own unique heritage. Following the New River from its mile-high source on North Carolina's Snake Mountain to its West Virginia mouth, Adams travels by Jeep and by bicycle, by foot and, most thrillingly, by white-water raft to explore the history, natural beauty, and fascinating characters waiting around every bend and turn.