• Race for the South Pole

  • The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen
  • By: Roland Huntford
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-12-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (51 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

For the first time ever Roland Huntford presents each man's account of the race to the South Pole in their own words. In 1910, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen set sail for Antarctica, each from his own starting point, and the epic race for the South Pole was on. 2010 marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery. For the first time Scott's unedited diary entries run alongside those of Amundsen and Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy, with the polar journey at the heart of the story Huntford weaves a narrative from the protagonists' explanations of their own fate. What emerges is a whole new understanding of what really happened on the ice.
©2010 Roland Huntford (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Morgana on 01-18-16

Excellent!!

Narration and story are a delight to listen to. Cannot recommend this book enough.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jaco on 05-20-15

Full of lessons to be applied in ones own journey

Exceeded expectations.
Bronson Pinchot brings life to the story.
Full of lessons everybody in business and elsewhere should take note of.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs L E Martin on 05-01-18

More than just the diaries...

The diaries are presented in their original forms but there are also the authors comments on such... and Scott fans beware. The analysis is by no means unbiased and at times, scathing. Very interesting to have the diaries side by side though and I enjoyed listening.

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3 out of 5 stars
By karl on 02-17-18

A listen that requires ‘concentration’ throughout

Great facts, and extremely well researched, but presented and narrated in a manner that requires extreme concentration - best suited for those with a real passion for the subject matter.

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