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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Dugard Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 11/3/2013

    " One of the most exciting, challenging books I have read in many months/years though it gets a little tedious near the end. However, the end is well worth waiting for and you may be surprised! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 10/25/2013

    " Enjoyed this! Never really knew all the facts to this story. It was well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Copa | 10/4/2013

    " one of the best non fiction books, Doctor livingstone i presume, unbelievable adventure "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna Copeland | 6/28/2013

    " I had a great time reading this dual biography-- both from the sheer adventure standpoint and also the psychological and sociological aspects of the story. I made up excuses to drive the car or shop for groceries just so I could listen to more of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 6/27/2013

    " "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" -- And now I know the full story behind that phrase. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 5/10/2013

    " A look at the rugged explorers, Stanley and Livingston, who did not let anything get in the way of their ambitious expeditions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 5/7/2013

    " Already listened to an abridged audio book. Am now reading the full text and loving it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Taylor | 4/5/2013

    " What human endurance!! Edge of your seat reading, If you are interested enough to read this GET IT!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqui | 1/27/2013

    " so far this is a really captivating read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/27/2012

    " A fantastic re-telling of a widely known story. Great at bringing the people in the book to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Schaming | 7/8/2012

    " The research that went into this book was fantastic. Very descriptive, facinating read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/4/2012

    " Well written history that corrected a few facts that I had learnt wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Maffett | 12/5/2011

    " I liked how we were given this history, often in the explorers' own words ... With their views and prejudices of their time and place very evident. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 11/19/2011

    " Fascinating historical account with interesting view of Africa, Europe and US from the middle of the 19th century. I gave it 4 stars more for the historical interest than the quality of the writing which I would give 3 stars. If it was available, I would have given this book a 3.5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 5/3/2011

    " This was a great adventure read. It really opened my eyes to the dangers and hardships faced by these early explorers. It also provides a fascinating glimpse into the motivations behind the explorations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/20/2011

    " By the end of this book I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, and holding my breath. Skillfully crafted and smooth as silk to read, this got my heart rate up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 4/2/2011

    " If you've read and enjoyed Undaunted Courage, you'd definitely enjoy this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/20/2011

    " One of my favorite non fiction books - this story was riveting and I couldn't put it down. I read it in a single day. From the very first moment of this book you are drawn in and wondering about the mystery of the source of the Nile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilson | 2/9/2011

    " This book dispelled the myth behind the good missionary Livingston. What a farce. I have no idea why Christianity holds the drunk whoremonger so highly. Recommended by @mireyamayor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danae | 1/21/2011

    " 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 Anabel | 1/14/2011

    " FASCINATING. Hard to believe what some people are willing and capable of enduring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 10/22/2010

    " Well written history that corrected a few facts that I had learnt wrong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 9/11/2010

    " The most amazing book I've ever read. Get this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 *heartrl* | 8/19/2010

    " Fantastic, captivating, honest telling of the Stanley-Livingstone shit.
    Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callista | 8/11/2010

    " Compelling stories, great structure. Only complaint was that Kindle version didn't seem to have any maps, which would have been extremely useful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 8/3/2010

    " Already listened to an abridged audio book. Am now reading the full text and loving it. "

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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.