In a distinguished, kindly, and English-inflected voice that seems like it could belong to Charles Darwin himself, John Franklyn-Robbins performs the journal that established Darwin as the preeminent naturalist of his time, The Voyage of the Beagle. Undertaken when Darwin was in his early 20s, the voyage lasted nearly five years and took the young man through South America and into various islands in Australasia. At once a vivid and colorful memoir of exploration and adventure, The Voyage of the Beagle also introduces the listener to the budding ideas that would lead to Darwin’s shattering thesis, On the Origin of Species.
(P)1994 by Recorded Books, Inc.
The title of the review says it all. This abridged version is very good and well read but the poor quality of the audio makes it almost unlistenable. Don't waste your time on this item.
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