The Worst Journey in the World, Vol 1


Read by Kevin Green

(4.8 stars; 86 reviews)

The Worst Journey in the World is a memoir of the 1910–1913 British Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott. It was written and published in 1922 by a survivor of the expedition, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and has earned wide praise for its frank treatment of the difficulties of the expedition, the causes of its disastrous outcome, and the meaning (if any) of human suffering under extreme conditions. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Volume 2 HERE (12 hr 16 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 7:42 Read by Kevin Green
01 - Introduction - Part 1 25:26 Read by Kevin Green
02 - Introduction - Part 2 25:22 Read by Kevin Green
03 - Introduction - Part 3 22:25 Read by Kevin Green
04 - Introduction - Part 4 26:57 Read by Kevin Green
05 - Chapter 1 - From England to South Africa, Part 1 24:20 Read by Kevin Green
06 - Chapter 1 - From England to South Africa, Part 2 22:40 Read by Kevin Green
07 - Chapter 2 - Making our Easting Down, Part 1 23:08 Read by Kevin Green
08 - Chapter 2 - Making our Easting Down, Part 2 24:55 Read by Kevin Green
09 - Chapter 3 - Southward, Part 1 22:02 Read by Kevin Green
10 - Chapter 3 - Southward, Part 2 18:57 Read by Kevin Green
11 - Chapter 3 - Southward, Part 3 22:49 Read by Kevin Green
12 - Chapter 4 - Land, Part 1 26:15 Read by Kevin Green
13 - Chapter 4 - Land, Part 2 21:54 Read by Kevin Green
14 - Chapter 5 - The Depot Journey, Part 1 26:25 Read by Kevin Green
15 - Chapter 5 - The Depot Journey, Part 2 36:33 Read by Kevin Green
16 - Chapter 5 - The Depot Journey, Part 3 34:36 Read by Kevin Green
17 - Chapter 5 - The Depot Journey, Part 4 33:52 Read by Kevin Green
18 - Chapter 5 - The Depot Journey, Part 5 23:10 Read by Kevin Green
19 - Chapter 6 - The First Winter, Part 1 29:44 Read by Kevin Green
20 - Chapter 6 - The First Winter, Part 2 23:51 Read by Kevin Green
21 - Chapter 6 - The First Winter, Part 3 29:44 Read by Kevin Green
22 - Chapter 6 - The First Winter, Part 4 24:44 Read by Kevin Green
23 - Chapter 7 - The Winter Journey, Part 1 23:18 Read by Kevin Green
24 - Chapter 7 - The Winter Journey, Part 2 25:13 Read by Kevin Green
25 - Chapter 7 - The Winter Journey, Part 3 27:38 Read by Kevin Green
26 - Chapter 7 - The Winter Journey, Part 4 23:24 Read by Kevin Green
27 - Chapter 7 - The Winter Journey, Part 5 24:26 Read by Kevin Green
28 - Chapter 7 - The Winter Journey, Part 6 26:24 Read by Kevin Green
29 - Appendix 8:18 Read by Kevin Green

Reviews

Interesting and very well narrated.


(4 stars)

This book describes several journeys in the Antarctic, not just a drive for the south pole. One can't help but find the stories and the men interesting, I think, but I also found myself frustrated and upset with them. If you make a journey wherein everyone is miserable and many animals and some humans are killed or injured as a direct result of the climate and terrain, then it should be clear that you are not properly prepared or equipped for such a journey. If you then embark on an even more difficult journey with the same equipment and you ALL die, I have difficulty feeling sympathy or even viewing you as anything but selfish or evil. Even worse, when you set out for a weeks long journey in complete darkness, experience misery, hardship, consistently encounter the lowest temperatures endured AND early on realize that you will have consumed 5/6th of your cooking/heating oil before even starting the return trip, you are NOT a hero. Do the math. Turn the hell around! Is it insanity or just bravado?

Excellent journey for the reader/ listener


(5 stars)

Exceptional true story written in a modest fashion by a modest person. I have read the book twice and listened to the book twice and I’m still amazed at the hardships these 3 men endure purely for an obscure piece of knowledge. The overarching story gives an excellent day by day life of the English gentleman polar explorer in the early 1900’s, quite a contrast to Amundsen’s expedition.

wonderful, and always interesting


(5 stars)

To hear of the decency and courage exhibited in the most extreme, utter harshness is a balm to the modern heart. That these three men maintained courtesy and consideration to each other, no oaths or bitterness, still saying "please" and "thank you" recalls a better world, and it is truly consoling to know that it once existed.

Loved it


(5 stars)

This book really gives you a sense of what the explorers encountered. I found the unadorned detail representative of a bygone writing style that captures the thoughts and grittiness of the adventure so forcefully. What a powerful story. What incredibly tough men.

great story.


(5 stars)

more personal than Scott's diary of the same expedition. nice to hear an Englishman reading an English story. makes it even more real. sometimes American readers mispronounce english colloquial terms and that can break the flow of the story.

excellent adventure


(5 stars)

Very well written, extremely well read. If you like adventure especially polar exploration this is a great listen. I’ve read the book so it was nice to hear it all again.


(5 stars)

what a great story and narration. I will think twice about complaining it's cold from now on. It makes me proud to be British


(5 stars)

I've read a lot of stories of epic suffering but this is next level! A great story beautifully read.