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The Worst Journey in the World

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

Among Apsley 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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"Robert Whitfield picks up on Cherry-Garrard's dry sense of humor, stiff-upper-lip approach to adversity, and appreciation for nature, the dogs and ponies on whom the expedition depended, and the polar landscape." (AudioFile)

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    Andreas Gryphius 17.03.2015

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    "Excellent non-fictional adventure literature"

    I was slightly disappointed by the length of the book as it is highly repetitive during the middle when all you hear about is people sledging and man hauling but that's probably a realistic representation of how it is to be stuck in antarctica for 3 years. Still, I felt like I wasn't getting much from it and skipped a bit of it.
    Most interesting I found Apsleys personal remarks.

    The reader did a great performance where he hit the right spot being accurately and making the kind of outdated language lively.

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