Scott’s Last Expedition

  • by Robert Scott
  • Narrated by David Horovitch
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captain Robert Scott’s final journey to the South Pole has been called one of history’s greatest tales of adventure. And his journals are among the most dramatic and moving documents in the English language. Sensitively read by David Horovitch, this new audio adaptation starts in 1910 as Scott's ship, the Terra Nova, sets sail from New Zealand. Then in vivid, conversational style details the dangerous journey through the ice to Antarctica, the winter hibernation in 24-hour darkness, and the final journey to and from the Pole. A remarkable story of courage, it ends with Scott's last tragic diary entry on the 29th March 1912, when he, Wilson and Bowers, out of food, sheltering from the raging blizzard outside their tent, calmly await their deaths.


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A harrowing story

I have recently visited the Antarctic so wanted a book that gave me not just historical background but a "feel" for the atmosphere. This tale is very sympathetically read by David Horovitch. From the very first the description of life on the ship and just the logistical problems of getting there with sufficient provisions, dogs and ponies is made poignant by the knowledge that nobody returns. The account of the first storm will always stay with me - it is a haunting, harrowing tale of heroism that no-one today would undertake because we have too many health and safety rules. It is a reminder of the true meaning of heroism.

I gave it 4 stars not 5 simply because it is abridged.
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- Pam Collins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-09-2011
  • Publisher: CSA Word