Kathy and Tony Smith
- helpful votes
The Worst Journey in the World
- By: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
- Narrated by: Simon Vance
- Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
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.
worst journey in the world
- By ellen on 01-11-09
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
The reader seems to read at a ridiculous pace, like a speedboat careering left and right across a river. Just slightly pompous and very irritating. The reader has no understanding of atmosphere or expression. The intonation rapidly becomes monotonous. Having read the book - A very long book, I cannot imagine anybody listening to this reader for more than 10 minutes without considering turning him off. A good book ruined by a reader more interested in the sound of his own voice, rather than creating an imaginary world - one that you could listen to - relaxing in bed listening to a beautiful bedtime story.
What didn’t you like about Robert Whitfield’s performance?
No development of atmosphere, no understanding of how the listener will fall into the story, his voice is very irritating, too fast, and no theatrical spacing. Just speed, speed and more speed.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful