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  • The Voyage of the Beagle (Unabridged) | Charles Darwin

    The Voyage of the Beagle (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By David Case
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    Charles Darwin was just 22 when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written.

    Roger says: "Interesting on several levels"
  • The Voyage of the Beagle | Charles Darwin

    The Voyage of the Beagle

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    I hate every wave of the ocean', the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientists career.

    kelvin@zft.co.uk says: "How to see the world"
  • The Voyage of the Beagle | Charles Darwin

    The Voyage of the Beagle

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins
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    The Voyage of the Beagle - or, to give it its full title, Journal of researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the World of H.M.S. Beagle under command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N. - is much more than merely an account of Darwin's scientific observations in his 1831 - 36 travels across the globe: it is fine travel writing in its own right.

    Margaret says: "Glimpses of a great mind at 22"
  • The Voyage of the Beagle | Charles Darwin

    The Voyage of the Beagle

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By John Franklyn-Robbins
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    Charles Darwin was appointed naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, which left England in 1831 to map the coast of South America and then circumnavigate the globe. As Darwin explored, he came to dispute the idea that catastrophic upheaval created mountains and shaped the earth - and if geological change came slowly, could not living species also evolve the same way?

    Stephen says: "Good version ruined by poor quality audio"
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