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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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By John on 12-21-09

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

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By Mary Carnegie on 10-07-14

Impossible

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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