Rank 8/10, as captivating as the books by Stephen Hawking. There is a sense of awe and amazement in the journey itself, but also a sense of disbelief in the arrogant nature of English explorers at the time and the belief that they knew what's best. Makes you wonder if Gallipoli could have been different if we weren't under the command of the British. This book itself expresses every detail, you feel as if you're part of the expedition itself.
Amundsun reaching the South Pole and discovering they were actually the first to reach the pole.
Mawson followed by Amundsen
The deaths of the explorers trying to reach the pole and the knowledge that their bodies lie preserved in the ice, slowly inching towards the ocean.
This is really the only way to learn about Australia's history. Keep up the good work Peter Fitzsimons. Narration by Paul English is excellent, however the falsetto voices for females would best be substituted with real female voices.
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