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A Book of Discovery

Gelesen von Kristine Bekere

(3,429 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

Telling the history of geographical discoveries, "Book of Discovery" is a record of splendid endurance, of hardships bravely borne, of silent toil, of courage and resolution unequalled in the annals of mankind, of self-sacrifice unrivalled and faithful lives laid ungrudgingly down. Of the many who went forth, the few only attained. It is of these few that this book tells. (From the Preface of the book). (16 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Introduction

12:19

Read by Kristine Bekere

A Little Old World

14:53

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Early Mariners

16:58

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Is the World Flat

12:15

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Herodotus—the Traveller

15:42

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Alexander the Great Explores India

25:41

Read by Kristine Bekere

Pytheas Finds the British Isles

10:57

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Julius Caesar as Explorer

13:14

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Strabo's Geography

10:19

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The Roman Empire and Pliny

10:46

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Ptolemy's Maps

5:23

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Pilgrim Travellers

9:40

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Irish Explorers

9:33

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After Mohammed

8:28

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The Vikings Sail the Northern Seas

9:44

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Arab Wayfarers

17:23

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Travellers to the East

14:07

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Marco Polo

18:51

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The End of Mediaeval Exploration

12:40

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Mediaeval Maps

5:36

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Prince Henry of Portugal

19:54

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Bartholomew Diaz Reaches the Stormy Cape

8:34

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Christopher Columbus

14:47

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A Great New World

11:25

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Vasco da Gama Reaches India

14:10

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Discovery of the Spice Islands

16:54

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Balboa Sees the Pacific Ocean

9:32

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Magellan Sails Round the World

16:49

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Cortes Explores and Conquers Mexico

18:25

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Explorers in South America

15:22

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Cabot Sails to Newfoundland

6:52

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Jacques Cartier Explores Canada

11:05

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Search For a North-West Passage

14:30

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Frobisher Searches for a North-West Passage

5:56

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Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World

18:08

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Davis Straight

11:59

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Barents Sails to Spitzbergen

13:56

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Hudson Finds His Bay

13:14

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Baffin Finds His Bay

7:59

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Sir Walter Raleigh Searches for El Dorado

8:12

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Champlain Discovers Lake Ontario

9:56

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Early Discoverers of Australia

10:21

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Tasman Finds Tasmania

6:19

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Dampier Discovers His Straight

10:58

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Behring Finds His Straight

13:04

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Cook Discovers New Zealand

19:27

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Cook's Third Voyage and Death

18:11

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Bruce's Travels in Abyssinia

18:28

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Mungo Park and the Niger

18:15

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Vancouver Discovers His Island

8:46

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Mackenzie and His River

4:41

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Parry Discovers Lancaster Sound

12:51

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The Frozen North

17:43

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Franklin's Land Voyage to the North

9:57

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Parry's Polar Voyage

6:01

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The Search for Timbuktu

13:59

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Landers Discover the Mouth of the Niger

6:57

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Ross Discovers the North Magnetic Pole

13:17

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Flinders Names Australia

18:01

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Sturt's Discoveries in Australia

15:51

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Ross Makes Discoveries in the Antarctic Seas

8:00

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Franklin Discovers the North-West Passage

13:58

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David Livingstone

18:23

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Burton and Speke in Central Africa

10:49

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Livingston Traces Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa

7:48

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Expedition to Victoria Nyanza

12:16

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Baker Finds Albert Nyanza

11:55

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Livingstone's Last Journey

19:00

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Through the Dark Continent

25:49

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Nordenskiold Finds North-East Passage

17:57

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The Exploration of Tibet

19:04

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Nansen Reaches Farthest North

17:21

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Peary Reaches the North Pole

11:39

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The Quest for the South Pole

19:19

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Dates of Chief Events

11:10

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Bewertungen

cannot understand narrator

(0,5 Sterne)

I had to concentrate so hard to understand the narrator that I lost comprehension of the story. Every couple sentences there was a word I could not understand but would have to guess using context clues. By the that part she far into the next sentence. I gave up after the first chapter.

The reader is fine

(5 Sterne)

I don’t know why everyone is complaining. The reader’s accent it totally fine and understandable. Thanks for volunteering, appreciate your work. I also listened to a few of the others this reader does, all good.

Good stories, but the narrator is a little hard to understand.

(2,5 Sterne)

This book is great, and the accent of the reader gives it an interesting feel, but she is a little hard to understand especially on some words.

Hard to understand

(1 Sterne)

Between my poor hearing and the readers accent there is too many words and concepts I can't understand.

delightful summary of so many adventures

(5 Sterne)

The reader's accent gives this history an exotic feel of mystery. Well read. Thank you

(3 Sterne)

As noted by others she is difficult to understand at times do to accent.

The reader's accent horrible

(0,5 Sterne)

what a self confidence

Poor narrator

(1 Sterne)

The accent destroys the listening.