The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Part 1: The English at the North Pole

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(3.7 stars; 34 reviews)

The novel, set in 1861, describes adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced that the sea around the pole is not frozen and his obsession is to reach the place no matter what. Mutiny by the crew results in destruction of their ship but Hatteras, with a few men, continues on the expedition. ( Wikipedia) (7 hr 57 min)


The 'Forward' 16:04 Read by Kristine Bekere
An Unexpected Letter 3:51 Read by Kristine Bekere
Dr. Clawbonny 18:25 Read by Kristine Bekere
Dog-captain 15:01 Read by Kristine Bekere
Out at Sea 16:00 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Great Polar Current 15:25 Read by Kristine Bekere
Davis's Strait 16:59 Read by Kristine Bekere
Gossip of the Crew 16:35 Read by Kristine Bekere
News 14:07 Read by Kristine Bekere
Dangerous Navigation 18:35 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Devil's Thumb 18:46 Read by Kristine Bekere
Captain Hatteras 21:20 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Projects of Hatteras 16:22 Read by Kristine Bekere
Expedition in Search of Franklin 17:43 Read by Kristine Bekere
The "Forward" driven back South 16:08 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Magnetic Pole 19:03 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Fate of Sir John Franklin 11:53 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Northern Route 9:58 Read by Kristine Bekere
A Whale in Sight 12:45 Read by Kristine Bekere
Beechey Island 14:48 Read by TriciaG
The Death of Bellot 14:31 Read by TriciaG
Beginning of Revolt 12:26 Read by Malone
Attacked by Icebergs 18:51 Read by Malone
Preparations for Wintering 14:52 Read by Steve C
An Old Fox 18:34 Read by Malone
The Last Lump of Coal 15:04 Read by Steve C
Christmas 13:20 Read by Malone
Preparations for Departure 11:44 Read by Steve C
Across the Ice 16:16 Read by Pam Castille
The Cairn 11:43 Read by Pam Castille
The Death of Simpson 9:42 Read by Pam Castille
The Return 10:40 Read by Pam Castille


good story, had to quit. horrible reader

(0.5 stars)

reader is so bad I couldn't follow the story and had to give up. please have this re-read by a native English speaker.

Half full..

(4 stars)

Thank each and everyone who took the time and effirt to read this great tale.. It is marvelous to have a wide variety of people bringing the story to life.. By your generous efforts you bring great enjoyment and really improve the lives of those of us you will never know.. Thank you again

Great book

(5 stars)

I liked the first + last reader the best. Kristine has a really nice voice :) the book is great. good for fans who like the (true) story of the Terror and Erebus

(4.5 stars)

I enjoyed part I very much. Has Mr. Smith ever considered narrating this story? I would enjoy his notation of this outstanding book. Joseph G Krestan. Louisville, KY


(2 stars)

I don't believe I should have to concentrate on figuring what the reader is reading rather than the essence of the story.

(0.5 stars)

have to agree with others the first reader destroyed my enjoyment so much I gave up

(2 stars)

I left a previous review, with minimum star rating permitted, due to appallingly bad reader of the first half of this volume. This review is about the book itself. I can't recommend it. I absolutely loved Verne's 20k Leagues under the Sea, and Journey to the Centre of the Earth was hilarious, but the book has very little to recommend it. It is unremittingly grim, monotonous and depressing, and all I can say is I'm glad it's over. I guess i do want to know the rest of the story, but I might just skip read the next part of the story. I must admit that I missed part of the story in the present volume as I could no longer stand to listen to the reader of the first 20 or so chapters. I'm leaving two stars here as mark of respect to the other readers. Shame on the coordinators though, for allowing that first reader's work to be inflicted on the public. I don't blame that reader at all, by the way. If someone does not know how to pronounce English, then of course they cannot be expected to know that they do not know!

(0.5 stars)

It is quite a challenge to follow this story for those who are not used to hearing English being spoken in such a charming accent as the reader has. unfortunately I was unable to listening to the story without the utmost concentration so I gave up.