Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol. 1


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The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated travels and travellers" tells the story of geographical discovery in the same well written and precise manner we are used to finding in Verne’s fiction books. This book is divided into 3 volumes. This is the first volume, named the "Exploration of the World" and it covers the period in the World's history of exploration from B.C. 505 to the close of the 17th century. The second and third volumes are respectively entitled "The great navigators of the 18th century" and "The great navigators of the 19th century".

Coordinated by Kristine Bekere and Kajo.

(18 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Preface. First Part, Chapter I, part 1. Celebrated travellers before the Christ… 20:04 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter I, part 2. Celebrated travellers before the Christian era. 13:29 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter II. Celebrated travellers from the 1st to the 9th century. 27:46 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter III, part 1. Celebrated travellers between the 10th and 13t… 18:10 Read by ToddHW
First Part, Chapter III, part 2. Celebrated travellers between the 10th and 13t… 18:56 Read by ToddHW
First Part, Chapter IV, part 1. Marco Polo. 8:22 Read by April Gonzales
First Part, Chapter IV, part 2. Marco Polo. 39:45 Read by Carol
First Part, Chapter IV, part 3. Marco Polo. 24:58 Read by Carol
First Part, Chapter IV, part 4. Marco Polo. 28:55 Read by Carol
First Part, Chapter V. Ibn Batuta. 17:36 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VI, part 1. Jean de Béthencourt. 18:24 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VI, part 2. Jean de Béthencourt. 21:26 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VII, part 1. Christopher Columbus. 33:31 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VII, part 2a. Christopher Columbus – First voyage. 23:26 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VII, part 2b. Christopher Columbus – First voyage. 20:59 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VII, part 3. Christopher Columbus – Second voyage. 30:47 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VII, part 4. Christopher Columbus – Third voyage. 17:12 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VII, part 5. Christopher Columbus – Fourth voyage. 33:53 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VIII, part 1a. The conquest of India, and of the spice coun… 18:05 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VIII, part 1b. The conquest of India, and of the spice coun… 24:13 Read by William Tomcho
First Part, Chapter VIII, part 2a. The conquest of India, and of the spice coun… 34:46 Read by MJ Franck
First Part, Chapter VIII, part 2b. The conquest of India, and of the spice coun… 30:03 Read by Ellen Preckel
Second Part, Chapter I, part 1a. The conquerors of central America. 23:04 Read by Larry Wilson
Second Part, Chapter I, part 1b. The conquerors of central America. 25:26 Read by Larry Wilson
Second Part, Chapter I, part 2a. The conquerors of central America. 20:24 Read by Jonathan Drury
Second Part, Chapter I, part 2b. The conquerors of central America. 21:11 Read by Jonathan Drury
Second Part, Chapter I, part 2c. The conquerors of central America. 19:03 Read by Jonathan Drury
Second Part, Chapter I, part 3a. The conquerors of central America. 23:36 Read by hearhis
Second Part, Chapter I, part 3b. The conquerors of central America. 26:52 Read by rookieblue
Second Part, Chapter I, part 3c. The conquerors of central America. 20:40 Read by Kathrine Engan
Second Part, Chapter II, part 1. The first voyage round the world. 28:02 Read by Availle
Second Part, Chapter II, part 2. The first voyage round the world. 24:54 Read by Availle
Second Part, Chapter II, part 3. The first voyage round the world. 26:10 Read by Availle
Second Part, Chapter III, part 1a. The polar expedition and the search for the … 34:56 Read by rookieblue
Second Part, Chapter III, part 1b. The polar expedition and the search for the … 28:43 Read by ToddHW
Second Part, Chapter III, part 2a. The polar expedition and the search for the … 37:39 Read by Steven Reynolds
Second Part, Chapter III, part 2b. The polar expedition and the search for the … 38:06 Read by Steven Reynolds
Second Part, Chapter IV, part 1. Voyages of adventure and privateering warfare. 24:52 Read by Steven Reynolds
Second Part, Chapter IV, part 2. Voyages of adventure and privateering warfare. 23:49 Read by Steven Reynolds
Second Part, Chapter V, part 1. Missionaries and settlers. Merchants and touris… 14:24 Read by Anna Simon
Second Part, Chapter V, part 2a. Missionaries and settlers. Merchants and touri… 23:33 Read by Anna Simon
Second Part, Chapter V, part 2b. Missionaries and settlers. Merchants and touri… 30:46 Read by Anna Simon
Second Part, Chapter VI, part 1. The great Corsair. 17:26 Read by Kristine Bekere
Second Part, Chapter VI, part 2a. The pole and America. 17:39 Read by Michele Eaton
Second Part, Chapter VI, part 2b. The pole and America. 27:18 Read by Michele Eaton

Reviews

VERY INFORMATIVE

(4.5 stars)

Verne's ability to assimilate and organize information is always amazing. Everyone can learn something knew from this work. It was also very well narrated.

(3 stars)

interesting but a little dry for our age but never ceases to amaze me when this was written

great!

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed these interesting stories

Well written and read.

(5 stars)

A fascinating and broad ranging overview.