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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (314 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Falcon Scott Narrator: William Sutherland Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455176205
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In November 1910, the vessel Terra Nova left New Zealand carrying an international team of explorers led by Robert Falcon Scott, an Englishman determined to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Scott kept a detailed journal of his adventures until March 29, 1912, when he and the few remaining members of his team met their ends in a brutal blizzard. The daily progress of the expedition toward the pole is recorded in an immensely vivid and personal narrative, depicting the beauty of the Antarctic tundra, the harsh living conditions, and Scott’s own desperation to beat rival explorers to the pole.

Even in his final hours, Scott continued to make entries of his observations in his journal, allowing the adventure he and his fellow explorers undertook to live on once discovered.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A worthy memorial of one of the great achievements of our time.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “The finest modern tale of heroism in exploration.”

    Spectator

  • “A battle cry to the youth and manhood of England.”

    Daily Mirror (UK)

  • “Sutherland reads in a matter-of-fact tone befitting a diary. He has a big-man’s voice, masculine and robust…Chilling authentic adventure written by someone who braved the worst nature could offer but never forgot that he and his fellows were gentlemen.”

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Edwards | 11/29/2013

    " Excellent. Gripping until the end, which we all know well.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/30/2013

    " So interesting to read Scott's journals, after reading "The Worst Journey in the World" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna C. | 10/29/2013

    " even though I am intimate with the story I was riveted and cheering for Scott, Evans, Bowers, Oates & Wilson every step of the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timo | 10/22/2013

    " Een groepje fanatisten in de sneeuw. Dat alles echt gebeurd is, fout gaat en dramatisch eindigt verhoogt het leedvermaak en de drang om het uit te lezen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Littledudehts | 6/5/2013

    " So far the book is good, I'll post my rating once I've read more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Harris | 11/17/2012

    " Very well presented book. The well known story is of course enthralling and emotional. The many quality photographs make this especially fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Brady | 11/6/2012

    " Scott's diary was published in an edited form after his death in 1912. The unexpurgated version tells us more about the man and the traits that led to the fatal outcome for his team. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Barclay | 9/30/2012

    " Heroic, harrowing, incredible. These journals set out in a heart-rending matter-of-fact tone, the hope, the story and the unfoldong tragedy of Scott and his Polar Expedition. The return journey with Bowers, Oates, Evans and Wilson is extraordinary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 9/26/2012

    " He's one of my heroes. A tragic tragic tale and amazing when you think how hard it was back then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/22/2012

    " I read this on a day by day basis, traveling with Scott on the journey. I was impressed with Scott's writing. Loved the parts that took place near McMurdo station, since I could envision them. Overall, it's an epic journey that is well documented.........highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 12/29/2011

    " It's just as it claims, the mostly daily journal of Scott's doomed polar expedition. You share in their fears, joys, and ultimately their decline as the end approaches. Scott wrote with honesty and sincerity and never lost the composure of an officer and gentleman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 12/22/2011

    " Interesting mix of Scott's journal entries and other notes about the expedition. The book really gave a good sense of the difficulties the expedition endured. A tragic story of early Antarctic exploration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Clitheroe | 5/15/2011

    " Note to self: if you ever go to the Antarctic and find that the Norwegians have beat you to the South Pole, don't worry about carrying thirty-five pounds of fossils back. Don't worry about it. Worry about not having packed enough food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 3/27/2011

    " incredible story of a life and death race to the south pole "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/3/2011

    " Excellent. Gripping until the end, which we all know well.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 9/11/2008

    " I read this on a day by day basis, traveling with Scott on the journey. I was impressed with Scott's writing. Loved the parts that took place near McMurdo station, since I could envision them. Overall, it's an epic journey that is well documented.........highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 7/27/2008

    " incredible story of a life and death race to the south pole "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Littledudehts | 7/1/2008

    " So far the book is good, I'll post my rating once I've read more "

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About the Author
Author Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott (6 June 1868–29 March 1912) was a British Royal Naval officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five to the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian party in an unsought “race for the Pole”. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished because of a combination of exhaustion, hunger, and extreme cold.