In the greatest adventure of the Victorian age, a famous explorer makes a heroic relief expedition to a beleaguered British outpost deep in the heart of Africa.
The British Empire, at its zenith, is shocked by the fall of Khartoum and the murder of General Gordon. But word reaches London that all is not lost; one garrison, commanded by the Emin Pasha, still holds out against the Mahdi leading the rebellion against the British in the Sudan. The Emin Pasha is hailed as a hero of mythic proportions, Gordon’s successor, and England’s hope. From the Queen to the mob, his rescue is demanded.
But only one man is up to the challenge of this mammoth expedition across 5,000 miles of the uncharted Congo, where no white man has walked: Henry Morton Stanley, a hero of amazing complexity and daring. Whatever the cost, Stanley will rescue the Emin Pasha.
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Fantastic story, even better narration!
One of the best, if not the best, audio books I have ever listened to,and there have been hundreds. The story of the expedition is compelling and would make a great book read - but Simon Vance's narration makes listening to the book a compelling experience. The book tells the story not just of Stanley, but of the others who make up the expedition, and Vance's reading of these characters, each with a unique accent and intonation, brings the book to life in a way that probably isn't possible from reading the printed page. Highly, highly, recommended.
- Molly Anderson