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The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen: Their Race to the South Pole

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This acclaimed dual biography charts both British Robert Scott's and Norwegian Roald Amundsen's race to the South Pole during 1911–12. Bizarrely, Scott died in his quest and became a tragic hero, whereas Amundsen, the victor, was largely forgotten. Reassessing the two explorers and their methods of exploration, the book examines the driving ambitions of the era, recounts the race in detail, and explores the flaws of and differences between the two men. Tim Pigott-Smith evokes all the power and pathos of this enduringly fascinating slice of history.

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"Huntford's chronicle of the rivalry between the United Kingdom's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole, poses a substantial challenge for adaptation into the audio format. The narrative presents events in a third-person expository fashion, offering precious few opportunities for dialogue among the real-life characters. American listeners may consider Tim Pigott-Smith's British accent distracting, while others might enjoy it as a relevant bit of flair. The story contains plenty of inherent drama, but the abridgment seems to veer off course in the concluding sections, as the long-term legacies of the two polar pioneers is rather rushed. A Modern Library paperback. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9781934997338
Author:
Huntford, Roland
Publisher:
CSA Word
Read:
Pigott-Smith, Tim
Narrated by:
Pigott-Smith, Tim
Narrated:
Pigott-Smith, Tim
Author:
Pigott-Smith, Tim
Author:
Huntford, Roland
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
BIO023000
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Abridged
Abridged:
Y
Series:
CSA Word Recording
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
1
Dimensions:
6 x 5 in 1 lb
Media Run Time:
450

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Huntford's chronicle of the rivalry between the United Kingdom's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole, poses a substantial challenge for adaptation into the audio format. The narrative presents events in a third-person expository fashion, offering precious few opportunities for dialogue among the real-life characters. American listeners may consider Tim Pigott-Smith's British accent distracting, while others might enjoy it as a relevant bit of flair. The story contains plenty of inherent drama, but the abridgment seems to veer off course in the concluding sections, as the long-term legacies of the two polar pioneers is rather rushed. A Modern Library paperback. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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