How I Found Livingstone


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.1 stars; 19 reviews)

Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying "Dr Livingstone, i Presume?". Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, he eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New York Herald. In 1869 Stanley was told by James Gordon Bennett Jr to find Livingstone, a scottish missionary and explorer. When Stanley commented on the cost Bennett's reply was: "Well, I will tell you what you will do. Draw a thousand pounds now; and when you have gone through that, draw another thousand, and when that is spent, draw another thousand, and when you have finished that, draw another thousand, and so on; but, FIND LIVINGSTONE." How I Found Livingstone is Stanley's personnel account of his trip from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika on this quest, including time spent exploring the area with Livingstone.

- Written by Lizzie Driver (Modified from Wikipedia)

(16 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTORY. MY INSTRUCTIONS TO FIND AND RELIEVE LIVINGSTONE. 10:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 2 - ZANZIBAR 20:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 3 -ORGANIZATION OF THE EXPEDITION. 30:17 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Chapter 4 Part 1 - LIFE AT BAGAMOYO 24:04 Read by Tim Makarios
Chapter 4 Part 2 - LIFE AT BAGAMOYO 24:13 Read by BethAnne
Chapter 5 Part 1 - THROUGH UKWERE, UKAMI, AND UDOE TO USEGUHHA. 29:08 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter 5 Part 2 -THROUGH UKWERE, UKAMI, AND UDOE TO USEGUHHA. 26:53 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter 5 Part 3 -THROUGH UKWERE, UKAMI, AND UDOE TO USEGUHHA. 37:04 Read by Lizzie Driver
Chapter 6 Part 1 - TO UGOGO 28:38 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 6 Part 2 - TO UGOGO 30:23 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 7 Part 1 -MARENGA MKALI, UGOGO, AND UYANZI, TO UNYANYEMBE. 23:36 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 7 Part 2 - MARENGA MKALI, UGOGO, AND UYANZI, TO UNYANYEMBE. 18:19 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 7 Part 3 - MARENGA MKALI, UGOGO, AND UYANZI, TO UNYANYEMBE. 18:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 7 Part 4 - MARENGA MKALI, UGOGO, AND UYANZI, TO UNYANYEMBE. 24:59 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 8 Part 1 - MY LIFE AND TROUBLES DURING MY RESIDENCE IN UNYAS 23:31 Read by Jennie Hughes
Chapter 8 Part 2 - MY LIFE AND TROUBLES DURING MY RESIDENCE IN UNYAS 23:34 Read by Jennie Hughes
Chapter 9 Part 1 - MY LIFE AND TROUBLES IN UNYANYEMBE-(continued). 19:30 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 9 Part 2 - MY LIFE AND TROUBLES IN UNYANYEMBE-(continued). 18:07 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 10 Part 1 - TO MRERA, UKONONGO. 24:13 Read by Jennie Hughes
Chapter 10 Part 2 -TO MRERA, UKONONGO. 20:35 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter 10 Part 3 - TO MRERA, UKONONGO. 22:15 Read by BethAnne
Chapter 10 Part 4 -TO MRERA, UKONONGO. 29:05 Read by BethAnne
Chaper 11 Part 1 - THROUGH UKAWENDI, UVINZA, AND UHHA, TO UJIJI 27:08 Read by BethAnne
Chapter 11 Part 2 - THROUGH UKAWENDI, UVINZA, AND UHHA, TO UJIJI 35:03 Read by BethAnne
Chapter 11 Part 3 - THROUGH UKAWENDI, UVINZA, AND UHHA, TO UJIJI 19:39 Read by Laura Caldwell
Chapter 11 Part 4 - THROUGH UKAWENDI, UVINZA, AND UHHA, TO UJIJI 32:37 Read by James Gladwin
Chapter 12 Part 1 - INTERCOURSE WITH LIVINGSTONE AT UJIJI--LIVINGSTONE'S OWN ST… 31:24 Read by James Gladwin
Chapter 12 Part 2 - INTERCOURSE WITH LIVINGSTONE AT UJIJI--LIVINGSTONE'S OWN ST… 20:48 Read by kyleti
Chapter 12 Part 3 - INTERCOURSE WITH LIVINGSTONE AT UJIJI--LIVINGSTONE'S OWN ST… 18:42 Read by BethAnne
Chapter 12 Part 4 - INTERCOURSE WITH LIVINGSTONE AT UJIJI--LIVINGSTONE'S OWN ST… 35:37 Read by BethAnne
Chapter 13 Part 1- OUR CRUISE ON THE LAKE TANGANIKA-- EXPLORATION OF THE NORTH… 25:33 Read by Anton
Chapter 13 Part 2 - OUR CRUISE ON THE LAKE TANGANIKA-- EXPLORATION OF THE NORTH… 22:56 Read by Anton
Chapter 13 Part 3 - OUR CRUISE ON THE LAKE TANGANIKA-- EXPLORATION OF THE NORTH… 23:45 Read by Anton
Chapter 14 Part 1 - OUR JOURNEY FROM UJIJI TO UNYANYEMBE 24:12 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 14 Part 2 - OUR JOURNEY FROM UJIJI TO UNYANYEMBE 24:42 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 14 Part 3 - OUR JOURNEY FROM UJIJI TO UNYANYEMBE 17:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 14 Part 4 -OUR JOURNEY FROM UJIJI TO UNYANYEMBE 19:46 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 15 Part 1 - HOMEWARD BOUND.--LIVINGSTONE'S LAST WORDS, THE FINAL FAREWE… 26:25 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 15 Part 2 - HOMEWARD BOUND.--LIVINGSTONE'S LAST WORDS, THE FINAL FAREWE… 18:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 15 Part 3 - HOMEWARD BOUND.--LIVINGSTONE'S LAST WORDS, THE FINAL FAREWE… 23:06 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 15 Part - HOMEWARD BOUND.--LIVINGSTONE'S LAST WORDS, THE FINAL FAREWELL 24:52 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 16 - VALEDICTORY 14:04 Read by Sibella Denton
Concluding Chapter 4:06 Read by Ezwa

Reviews

How I Found Livingdtone

(5 stars)

My second time listening to this very well read book by all the volunteers ! I find this to being one of the hardest books to get through ,while one I can't walk away from at the same time! I found Stanley as a very unlikable man & one who I could never follow or stand along side of! That said I guess it took a man like him to get the task of finding Livingstone possible in that era & place he was traveling through! All said & done it is a very good read full of adventure plus a look at life in that time and place!

Well recorded, but the original author is simply a horrible human being

(0 stars)

There's something about the British desire to tell you how immoral and weak the natives are, while complaining that there's no sport in killing wildlife if its not going to either attack you or run away, that made me progressively loathe Stanley, until I was very glad to part company with him when the book was over. This is, of course, a great compliment to the reader, who really made me feel like I was in the presence of someone I actively disliked. So, bravo on the read!

A very interesting read

(4 stars)

The volunteers did a good job with the reading. Some things in this book can be quite shocking to the modern reader. Slavery, killing wildlife for no reason, tribal war... and all from the perspective of a white man. This being said; It's very neat to get a glimpse into this time period. I really recommend it even though it can be a bit of a slog to get through. Just remember this all took place at a very different time.

great book and incredible adventure. well read by the volunteers

(5 stars)

great book and incredible adventure. well read by the volunteers.

(1 stars)

ruined by some readers and I use that term loosely!