David Livingstone

  • by Thomas Hughes
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Born in an overcrowded slum in Scotland in 1813, David Livingstone worked 12-hour days in a cotton factory from age 10 to 24. But a pamphlet by Karl Gutzlaff changed his life. Resolved to become a missionary, he applied himself to medicine, self-educating and eventually qualifying as a doctor.In 1841, Livingstone left for Africa as a medical missionary, where he would stay for thirty years. In that time, he became a missionary geographer, ethnologist, chemist, botanist, astronomer, anthropologist, discoverer of Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo, and the first to cross the continent. Africans revered him as a virtual saint, while his academic accomplishments became Western legend.


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what a dreadful performance. I never finished this, even though David Livingstone was a childhood hero. This narrator just doesn't sound anything but patronising dealing with Scottish subjects.
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- Mary Carnegie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.