Captain Cook


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

James Cook (1728-1779), British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy was the son of a farm laborer. Apprenticed to a grocer, he ran away to sea. He saw hard service in the Baltic as a merchant seaman, while applying himself to the study of mathematics, navigation, and astronomy. In 1755 he volunteered for the Royal Navy, working his way up to captain. This little biography by Walter Besant, chronicles Cook's three voyages of discovery and his violent death in Hawaii. Cook replaced vague mythology with accurate observations of people and places, animals and plants. Of his achievements Besant writes, "We seek St. Brendan's Island and Terra Australis Incognita; and we find New Zealand and Cape Horn, the Continent of Australia, and the great Pacific Ocean, studded with islands as the firmament is studded by the stars." (Pamela Nagami, M.D.), (6 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: Birth and Education, Pt. 1 17:35 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Birth and Education, Pt. 2 13:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Before the Mast, Pt. 1 8:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Before the Mast, Pt. 2 8:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: In the Royal Navy, Pt. 1 19:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: In the Royal Navy, Pt. 2 12:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: The Great Unknown Ocean 21:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: Cook's Three Predecessors 18:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Cook's First Voyage, Pt. 1 16:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Cook's First Voyage, Pt. 2 13:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: A Breathing Space 13:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Second Voyage, Pt. 1 18:51 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Second Voyage, Pt. 2 19:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Last Stay at Home 12:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Third Voyage, Pt. 1 14:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Third Voyage, Pt. 2 14:14 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Third Voyage, Pt. 3 16:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Third Voyage, Pt. 4 20:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: His Death, Pt. 1 8:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: His Death, Pt. 2 13:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: His Death, Pt. 3 21:39 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: His Death, Pt. 4 16:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: The End of the Voyage 4:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The Ship's Company 16:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Last 14:42 Read by Pamela Nagami