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Publisher's Summary

From sailor to legend - the story of Captain James Cook, one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time.

Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the 18th century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and establish that it was two main islands; discover the Hawaiian Islands for the British Empire; and left an enduring legacy.

Rob Mundle introduces us to an unlikely sailor in a teenage Cook, who through the combination of hard-won skills as a seafarer, the talents of a self-taught navigator and surveyor, and an exceptional ability to lead and care for his men, climbed the ranks of the Royal Navy to achieve legendary status among all who sailed and mapped the world.

©2013 Rob Mundle (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"With [Mundle's] flair for rich description and his attention to even the smallest details, he imbues his narrative with a colour not usually found in historical nonfiction." ( The Australian)

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I'm sorry it had to finish.

What a story and so wonderfully told! Sharing the best of Captain James Cook's adventures and life.
I wished to hear every detail, going back at times to re'read'.
The narration was perfect.

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Captain James Cook

Throughly found the story of Australian history most interestingly should be in taught in our schools Looking forward to more Writing of Rob Mundle books And listen to Pal English Thanking for making listening so enjoyable

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Awesome...

The best way to relax is listen to this great book ....take it with you wherever you go and visualise as you listen

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Amazing story, extremely well-written, and perfectly narrated. I highly recommend it, and look forward to more books by the same narrater.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this account of Cook’s and explorations.The details revealed do justice to a great Yorkshireman who went from the humblest of origins to rank alongside the most illustrious of our human race

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Very good account of Cook’s sailing adventures & character. Food for thought. Not an easy life for his wife & children. Worth a listen.

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long but ok wanted gay sex

yes OK great details. but I wanted the gay sex onboard described so much. it would be so horny

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