The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard audiobook

The Worst Journey in the World

By Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Read by Simon Vance

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This gripping story of courage and achievement is an account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes, where began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region. On November 12, 1912, in arctic temperatures, Cherry-Garrard, in a search party, found the bodies of Scott and his companions, along with their poignant last notebook entries, some of them recorded in this work. Among Cherry-Garrard's friends and admirers were John Galsworthy, H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and Bernard Shaw. His background in the arts and humanities makes The Worst Journey in the World stand out as a literary accomplishment as well as a classic in the annals of exploration.

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This gripping story of courage and achievement is an account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes, where began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region. On November 12, 1912, in arctic temperatures, Cherry-Garrard, in a search party, found the bodies of Scott and his companions, along with their poignant last notebook entries, some of them recorded in this work.

Among Cherry-Garrard's friends and admirers were John Galsworthy, H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and Bernard Shaw. His background in the arts and humanities makes The Worst Journey in the World stand out as a literary accomplishment as well as a classic in the annals of exploration.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterpiece…It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery, and friendship. It vividly illustrates the demands of science and the rigours of travel. It is a record of the coldest darkest days that can be found on our planet. It is written beautifully…with a subtle artistry.” Paul Theroux, New York Times bestselling author
“A great book of Antarctic exploration.” New York Times
“The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel…a masterpiece.” New York Review of Books
“This account of Scott’s last expedition to the South Pole is a true epic of adventure.” Times (London)
“Harrowing…a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong…Cherry-Garrard’s account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“[Simon Vance] picks up on Cherry-Garrard’s dry sense of humor, stiff-upper-lip approach to adversity, and appreciation for nature.” Audiofile

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Author Bio: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Author Bio: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886–1959) was born in England and educated at Oxford. At twenty-four he was one of the youngest members of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition. He served in the First World War until being invalidated out of the navy in 1915 and during his convalescence started to write The Worst Journey in the World. He also wrote introductory chapters to Wilson of the Antarctic (1933) and Life of Bowers (1938).

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 20.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English