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David Livingstone Audiobook

David Livingstone

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Born in an overcrowded slum in Scotland in 1813, David Livingstone worked 12-hour days in a cotton factory from age 10 to 24. But a pamphlet by Karl Gutzlaff changed his life. Resolved to become a missionary, he applied himself to medicine, self-educating and eventually qualifying as a doctor.

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.

(P)1994 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Mary Carnegie UK 07/10/2014
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    what a dreadful performance. I never finished this, even though David Livingstone was a childhood hero. This narrator just doesn't sound anything but patronising dealing with Scottish subjects.

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  • John
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    21/12/09
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    "Poorly written"

    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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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