The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 2

  • by Paul Herrmann
  • Narrated by Charlton Griffin
  • 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the 18th century approached its midpoint, commercial and military competition between the European states became fierce. And whoever obtained accurate information about distant lands would hold an advantage. Were there continental landmasses in the Pacific? Was there a Northwest Passage to Japan and China? What lay in the interior of Africa? Was it possible to cross the Sahara? Where did the rivers Nile and Congo originate? The concluding volume of The Great Age of Discovery follows the explorations that mapped the vast Pacific ocean and the menacing interior of Africa. The names of three men figure prominently in this saga: Captain James Cook, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley. But there were many equally brave men who are not so well known and whose incredible achievements deserve recognition. Author Paul Herrmann gives them their due with grace and vigor.
There have never been explorers like these, and probably never will be again. Through frightening storms at sea, vast wastelands of sand, and dark, impenetrable jungle, these men carried the light of knowledge so that all who followed after could see.


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Great voyage of discovery

I listened to this two book series whilst doing gym training on a morning whilst serving in IRAQ last year. The inspiration that listening to these books gave me is still with me today. I was more than impressed with all of the detail included although some of the pronunciation was very dubious!! All in all I was massively impressed with the fortitude that came through from all of the subjects of the book. Particularly impressive for me was the hardships that Stanley overcame. All in all a great listen
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-02-2005
  • Publisher: Audio Connoisseur