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Narrator Frances Jaeter's sprightly performance of this short biography of Vasco de Gama keeps the Portuguese explorer's exploits easy to follow, and young listeners in particular will be interested by the adventures in this audiobook. De Gama set out from Lisbon to find a new route to Asia, and Jaeter's lively descriptions of his ships and their unlikely crew sets up the thrilling events to follow, from mutiny and scurvy to conflicts with local inhabitants protecting their harbor and to de Gama's final success in finding a direct sea route to Asia.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Great Explorers collection.

Here are the stories of nine great adventures and the lives of the men who took part in them. They pushed back the frontiers of man's knowledge of the world by their vision, courage, and sheer doggedness. They were very different people, from bold adventurers facing the unknown with enjoyment to careful, more scientific individuals. Their journeys are placed within their historical context, but also contain the words of the men themselves.

©2003 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2003 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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