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  • By: Geoffrey Blainey
  • Narrated by: John Gregg
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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By: Geoffrey Blainey
Narrated by: John Gregg
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In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkable quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. 

Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's Epic Voyage Professor Geoffrey Blainey takes readers once again on a vivid journey through history, challenging accepted views and the intersection of myth, science and exploration.

©2020 Geoffrey Blainey (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia
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Captivating!

Incredibly well researched and written and equally well read. From the moment I started I couldn’t stop. I feel as though my knowledge and understanding of Cook, the Endeavour and the European discovery of Australia has grown exponentially since listening to and reading this. I couldn’t recommend it anymore highly to those eager to learn about an amazing piece of world history.

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Brilliant

I enjoyed this book from start to finish, it had my attention all the way through.

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Excellent book

This is a great book which every Australian should read. I thought I knew about Cook but it turns out I didn't know much. His journey was arduous, fascinating and incredibly dangerous - he barely made it back home. The narrator is very good.

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Great yarn well told

In an age of hand wringing, apologizing for discovery this is a well balanced celebration of human achievement and individual greatness.

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A terrific listen

This must rank as one of my all time favourite audio books. The history is gripping and well told, and the narration excellent.

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Cook’s legendary voyage of discovery to Australia and NZ - a must read

The epic story of the legendary Captain James Cook’s voyage of adventure and discovery to Australia and NZ.

An incredible achievement by Australia’s greatest historian Professor Blainey to bring this epic tale to life in richness, context and detail.

A must read for all Australians and New Zealanders to understand where our national stories began, and the ‘sliding door’ moments on which the fate of nations hang in the balance.

Absolute must read.

A national tragedy that this powerful and very well narrates book isn’t mandatory reading in every high school.

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An Epic voyage during lockdown

A great and epic voyage of exploration enjoyed whilst we are unable to travel.
Having visited and lived in many parts of NZ and Australia and sailed on NZ and Queensland’s coastline This books insights brought the voyage to life. Having crewed a yacht at night, would I have seen the reef off Cape Trib? Unlikely.
I was always challenged to understand how they could have made such a journey of discovery. I found this book explained easily how the Captain and crew overcame so many challenges.
This book is worth journey.

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Excellent

I was lost in another world. Well written and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’ll sit with me for a long time. Thankyou Mr Blainey

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