The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra

Written by:
Alex Messenger
Narrated by:
Alex Messenger

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2019
7 hours 43 minutes
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.
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Good book. Enjoyed listening about a well described landscape and engaging activity. Author/narrator did an excellent job.

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An immersive read, that evokes a sense of space and wilderness very effectively. While the climax of the bear attack is tense and involving, the literal journey to this point is equally engaging. Recommended for anyone with a love of the great outdoors.

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ok book yeh

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Paul D.

The recording is bad. You can clearly hear the edits. Changes the tone and volume dramatically every time they had to redo a part. It’s distracting. The story itself is great but it’s like he tried TOO hard to be super descriptive of every little thing he saw. Found myself just wanting to fast forward to the bear attack.

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Ed Griffin

Great listen start to finish . Alex narrating makes you feel like your right there for the journey

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