A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.
This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger's near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra. The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out hiking alone, Alex is attacked by a barren-ground grizzly. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive. Over the next hours and days, Alex and his companions tend his wounds and use their resilience, ingenuity, and dogged perseverance to reach help at a remote village a thousand miles north of the US-Canadian border.
The Twenty-Ninth Day is a coming-of-age story like no other, filled with inspiring subarctic landscapes, thrilling riverine paddling, and a trial by fire of the human spirit.
What an adventure
Amazing story that was written in a way to make it a joy to read. A good book for parents to buy their kids to show them just what can be overcame.
By far the best story yet
I found myself having to sit down to listen to majority of this story. I often do my day to day while listening in on someone’s adventure. But this story had me a nervous wreck. So happy you survived and even more happy you told the story yourself. Absolutely loved it.
5 / 5 stars!
I don’t normally listen to audiobooks. In fact, I think they aren’t near as good as reading it by myself. Narrators lack emotion and do not tell the story to the full extent. This book exceeded my expectations to the fullest. Everything was very clear and I felt as if I was there in the story. I’m ecstatic that I bought this book. Excellent read.