The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

John Henry PATTERSON (1867 - 1947)

In 1898, during the construction of river-crossing bridge for the Uganda Railway at the Tsavo River, as many as 135 railway workers were attacked at night, dragged into the wilderness, and devoured by two male lions. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo is the autobiographical account of Royal Engineer Lt. Col. J.H. Patterson's African adventures. Among them, his hunt for the two man-eaters. This book was the basis for the 1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness. (Summary by James Christopher)

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Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 – Preface, Forward, Chapter I - MY ARRIVAL AT TSAVO James Christopher
00:20:28
Play 02 02 – Chapter II - THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE MAN-EATERS Jersey City Frankie
00:11:37
Play 03 03 – Chapter III - THE ATTACK ON THE GOODS-WAGON TriciaG
00:13:16
Play 04 04 – Chapter IV - THE BUILDING OF THE TSAVO BRIDGE TriciaG
00:10:42
Play 05 05 – Chapter V - TROUBLES WITH THE WORKMEN TriciaG
00:16:16
Play 06 06 – Chapter VI - THE REIGN OF TERROR TriciaG
00:15:55
Play 07 07 – Chapter VII - THE DISTRICT OFFICER'S NARROW ESCAPE Neeru Iyer
00:08:33
Play 08 08 – Chapter VIII - THE DEATH OF THE FIRST MAN-EATER Diapadion
00:12:49
Play 09 09 – Chapter IX - THE DEATH OF THE SECOND MAN-EATER Diapadion
00:16:10
Play 10 10 – Chapter X - THE COMPLETION OF THE TSAVO BRIDGE Diapadion
00:08:12
Play 11 11 – Chapter XI - THE SWAHILI AND OTHER NATIVE TRIBES James Christopher
00:11:05
Play 12 12 – Chapter XII - A NIGHT AFTER HIPPO Jersey City Frankie
00:14:09
Play 13 13 – Chapter XIII - A DAY ON THE N'DUNGU ESCARPMENT SallyMc
00:11:30
Play 14 14 – Chapter XIV - THE FINDING OF THE MAN-EATERS' DEN Jersey City Frankie
00:15:06
Play 15 15 – Chapter XV - UNSUCCESSFUL RHINO HUNTS Patti Cunningham
00:09:56
Play 16 16 – Chapter XVI - A WIDOW'S STORY Neeru Iyer
00:06:15
Play 17 17 – Chapter XVII - AN INFURIATED RHINO SallyMc
00:09:53
Play 18 18 – Chapter XVIII - LIONS ON THE ATHI PLAINS SallyMc
00:22:56
Play 19 19 – Chapter XIX - STRICKEN CARAVAN Jeannie
00:12:11
Play 20 20 – Chapter XX - DAY ON THE ATHI RIVER Jeannie
00:11:23
Play 21 21 – Chapter XXI - THE MASAI AND OTHER TRIBES TriciaG
00:10:58
Play 22 22 – Chapter XXII - HOW ROSHAN KHAN SAVED MY LIFE TriciaG
00:23:47
Play 23 23 – Chapter XXIII - A SUCCESSFUL LION HUNT TriciaG
00:12:22
Play 24 24 – Chapter XXIV - BHOOTA'S LAST SHIKAR Jeannie
00:16:17
Play 25 25 – Chapter XXV - A MAN-EATER IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE Tony Pascoe
00:07:57
Play 26 26 – Chapter XXVI - WORK AT NAIROBI SallyMc
00:07:14
Play 27 27 – Chapter XXVII - THE FINDING OF THE NEW ELAND James Christopher
00:19:49
Play 28 28 – APPENDIX James Christopher
00:25:49