How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa

Version: Unabridged
Author: Henry M. Stanley
Narrator: James Adams
Genres: History, Travel, Africa
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2012
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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This riveting history is a firsthand account of the long and arduous search for one of the greatest explorers of the nineteenth century. Journalist and adventurer Henry M. Stanley was known for his search for the legendary David Livingstone, and their eventual meeting led to the popular quotation “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
A real-life adventure story, How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa tells of the incredible hardships—disease, hostile natives, tribal warfare, impenetrable jungles, and other obstacles—faced by a daring explorer. This must-have account also includes a wealth of information on various African peoples.

Reviews (2)


Written by Dan J. on June 23rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The detail is over the top. His style of writing is very creative and incredibly detail oriented. It does give a good feel for life in East Africa in the 19th century and told a story I wanted to learn about. Still working on the finish!

Very Interesting History

Written by Albert from Annapolis, MD on July 2nd, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book very much. There is quite a bit of detail that becomes tedious from time to time. However, even to tedium tells one something about the events that are being described. The description of the first encounter with Livingston is riveting.

Author Details

Author Details

Stanley, Henry M.

Henry M. Stanley (1841-1904) was a Welsh journalist and explorer. After doing freelance journalism, he joined the New York Herald and in 1868 accompanied an expedition to Abyssinia. He also visited Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Persia, and India. He is most famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone, whom he met in Tanganyika.