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Perils of the Amazon (Memoirs of Nathanial Kenworthy) (Volume 1) Paperback – February 28, 2014
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From the Author
I am writing the memoirs of a bold adventurer and a wonderful grandfather, Nathanial Horatio Kenworthy, who passed away peacefully on October 6, 1899 - his 99th birthday. I complete this manuscript out of love and devotion for a true Renaissance man: an accomplished traveler, a well-known writer, a lover of fine art, and a teller of sweet recollections. This man enjoyed life to the fullest and even on the last day of his life on this earth he was still busy retelling his most cherished memories.
Alone, I am entrusted to carry-out his last wish, to make his adventures known to the world before they are forever lost in the annals of time. Since he was never married, he adopted my mother after she became an orphan, and outlived his siblings and his closest friends - he had no one to insure that his legacy would be immortalized through history. Hence, being his favorite 'grandson' and eager listener, it was by default that I was unanimously nominated for this important task.
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The archaic and formal style of this novel, set in the 1800s is a real treat. Even without the intriguing tale, it makes for wonderful reading.
I obviously read this book out of sequence in the series. This is the first book and I read it last. Each book stands on its own, but reading this one helped explain some of the subtleties I experienced in the other books in the series..
Old Grampa Kenworthy narrates to his grandson, Roger, the adventures he had as a young man. In doing so, he is transferring not only stories, but also morals, ethics and philosophy to the young lad. These are lessons that anyone can identify with and benefit from.
The adventures are exciting and written in a compelling manner to encourage you to keep reading. The author does a good job of keeping you in suspense until the climax of each episode and then neatly packages up all of the loose ends in a very satisfying manner.
No disappointments in this tale.