The Journal of Lewis and Clarke (1840)

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(4 stars; 29 reviews)

"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocean, has had all the success which could be expected. They have traced the Missouri nearly to its source; descended the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, ascertained with accuracy the Geography, of that interesting communication across the continent; learned the character of the country, its commerce and inhabitants; and it is but justice to say that Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and their brave companions, have, by this arduous service, deserved well of their country." This volume is the 1840 edition with woodcut images and an Indian vocabulary. They may be viewed by clicking on the text URL. (Summary in quotes by President Thomas Jefferson) (8 hr 51 min)


Jefferson's Message 4:30 Read by Availle
Preface 12:38 Read by E.Lee
Chapter I 2:11 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Chapter II 17:30 Read by TriciaG
Chapter III 5:26 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Chapter IV 10:36 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter V 14:13 Read by Leslie Howard
Chapter VI 37:39 Read by jkkayman
Chapter VII 9:56 Read by Rat King
Chapter VIII 25:15 Read by Barbara Derksen
Chapter IX 39:43 Read by Bill Mosley
Chapter X 5:51 Read by Geoff Kirby
Chapter XI 14:44 Read by Sue Anderson
Chapter XII 17:02 Read by Blake Cooper
Chapter XIII 22:56 Read by Blake Cooper
Chapter XIV 17:11 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XV 18:20 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVI 6:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVII 8:08 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII 19:27 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XIX 18:11 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XX 49:18 Read by Barbara Derksen
Chapter XXI Part 1 29:12 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Chapter XXI Part 2 30:59 Read by Guero
Chapter XXI Part 3 34:21 Read by Charles Bice
Chapter XXI Part 4 37:12 Read by Bill Mosley
Dictionary of Indian 13:43 Read by Rat King
Appendix 9:25 Read by E.Lee


Factual, but dry and boring

(1 stars)

I listened to this book hoping for the story of Lewis and Clarke’s journey, but this tome is dedicated to listing facts about the land, flora, fauna, and Indians. Interesting if you’re digging deep into history, but not for the lovers of narratives.

Multiple Readers

(4 stars)

This is an interesting book for history lovers. The only problem with this recording is that some of the voices sound very mechanical and have unusual ways of emphasizing their words and sentences. This makes some of the chapters hard to listen to. Overall, very good.

(4 stars)

it is just facts and data.. but I really enjoyed it it's about geography and minerals tribes and cultures


(1 stars)

can't handle the monotone readers