In 1841, Livingstone left for Africa as a medical missionary, where he would stay for thirty years. In that time, he became a missionary geographer, ethnologist, chemist, botanist, astronomer, anthropologist, discoverer of Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo, and the first to cross the continent. Africans revered him as a virtual saint, while his academic accomplishments became Western legend.
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- 21 12 2009
It is hard to follow and the reader's Scottish accent gets old quite fast. I imagine there are much better books written about Livingston
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- Mary Carnegie
- 07 10 2014
Badly read, couldn’t finish
Fortunately this narrator is no longer active (I’d rather he wasn’t dead, just found a more suitable metier.)
I wanted to hear this biography but it was unbearable because the reader seemed to be mocking Scots people- he just couldn’t be bothered to pronounce names properly.
Glad to see better versions of many classics he read in the bad old days are being produced.