Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Today In History . . .

On January 18, 1912, English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reached the South Pole. Exciting stuff, but there was one problem. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had gotten there before him.

If polar exploration is your thing, listen to an excerpt from Rattling Books' The Last Voyage of the Karluk, Captain Robert Bartlett's account of being stranded in the far north during an early twentieth-century polar expedition. Narrated by Frank Holden, it's a spine-tingling story with many and various elements, including small children, dogs and Chopin's "Funeral March."

This unabridged audio book is available as an MP3 CD or an MP3 digital download.