The Journals of Lewis and Clark

Narrated by: Norman Dietz
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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When President Thomas Jefferson acquired the Louisiana Purchase - the vast, unknown lands between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico - he promptly established an expedition to map America's new frontier. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark outfitted the "Corps of Discovery," and on May 14, 1804, 45 men in 3 boats set off up the Mississippi. The trip took 2 years and 4 months, and the record of the expedition contained in the journals of its courageous leaders is a fascinating story of adventure, hardship, and discovery. Excerpted from History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition edited by Nicholas Biddle and narrated by Norman Dietz, The Journals of Lewis and Clark recreates the history and spirit of the men who mapped the frontier.

Public Domain (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC
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Inspiring!

These were real manly men. Articulate. Diplomatic. Driven. Adventurous. Underappreciated. Tireless. Intuitive (Half Nuts) – with the fork in the river. With a heartfelt sad ending. There is nothing like the real McCoy. Spielberg needs to make this movie!

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Fascinating

We enjoyed this book. Having lived in Montana, it was a pleasure to picture and hear of their travels

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Too many events missing from the history of Lewis

Where does The Journals of Lewis and Clark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

five on a 10 bases

Would you be willing to try another book from Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (edited by Nicholas Biddle) ? Why or why not?

I would want to read a bit of it first.

Which character – as performed by Norman Dietz – was your favorite?

no characters in this book

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

not suitable

Any additional comments?

I found it to be an inferior telling of most Lewis and Clark sagas I have read

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