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Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone (Unabridged), by Martin Dugard
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4.3 (1,110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Dugard Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dr. Livingstone, I presume? So goes the signature introduction of New York Herald star journalist Henry Morton Stanley to renowned explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who had been missing for six years in the wilds of Africa. Into Africa ushers us into the meeting of these remarkable men. In 1866, when Livingstone journeyed into the heart of the African continent in search of the Nile's source, the land was rough, unknown to Europeans, and inhabited by man-eating tribes. The man sent to find him was an orphan and a drifter who had great ambition but little success to show for it. The book shows how, over the course of their nine-year relationship, Stanley ironically rose in power and prominence while Livingstone was relegated to isolation and danger in Africa. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Danae | 1/28/2014

    " Amazing book. Dugard is fantastic at illustrating not only what was happening in and around Tanzania at the time, but how the events of the world intertwine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Angela | 1/24/2014

    " There are some very weird cultures out there--almost as weird as the obsessive manner Stanley and Livingston nurtured to find the source of the Nile. There is cannibalism, sadism, self-denial and a lot of heat...you'll be glad someone else explored this part of the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Marilyn Matheny | 1/23/2014

    " Wonderful book, well written and researched. I am learning how little I know about this historical episode and about Africa. It led me to read further about this period and about what went on in Africa during the exploration and colonization periods. I recommend reading "King Leopold Ghost" as a follow up to this book. Stanley is revealed there as not much of a hero, he is in fact a tyrant, bully, and racist.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Rhi | 12/15/2013

    " This was an interesting retelling of Stanley's expedition into Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. I enjoyed much of the book, but towards the end, I really had to concentrate on not skipping ahead to the part where Stanley finally comes upon Livingstone and says, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" That's the problem with reading books about historical events - you know how they end. "

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About the Author
Author Martin Dugard

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. His book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone was adapted into a History Channel special. He lives in southern California with his wife and sons.

About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.