Biography & Autobiography - Adventurers & Explorers

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David Crockett: The Lion of the West

Michael Wallis

Steeped in legend and shrouded in folklore, the real David Crockett, American frontiersman and cultural icon, finally emerges in this engrossing biography.

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Ta...

Michael Tougias

A true story of catastrophe and survival at sea, Fatal Forecast is a spellbinding moment-by-moment account of seventy-two hours in the lives of eightyoung fishermen, some of whom would never set foot on dry land again.On the morning o...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2007

Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Ca...

Tony Horwitz

[Horwitz] reaches his stride, however, when he recounts his experiences in many of the places where Cook stopped: Tahiti, Bora-Bora....A terrific reporter, Horwitz investigates how the places he visits have changed and catalogs the ef...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2002

Empire: The Life, Legend, And Madness...

Donald L. Barlett

Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. In this brilliantly documented biography, the mythology that surrounded that life is disentangled from the...

Abridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2005

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Vo...

Alfred Lansing

This is a thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a co...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2007

North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Fa...

Sig Hansen

In the tradition of Sebastian Junger and Linda Greenlaw comes Captain Sig Hansen's rags-to-riches epic of his immigrant family's struggle against deadly Alaskan seas, freezing shipwrecks, and dangerously brutal conditions to achieve t...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2010

David Attenborough: The Early Years (...

David Attenborough

A compilation of three previous releases following David Attenborough's early career. Specially recorded for audio, his adventures are sometimes life-threatening, often hilarious, and always totally absorbing. The warmth and enthusias...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2011

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extrao...

Michael Finkel

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2017

The Climb

Anatoli Boukreev

On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions attempted to climb the highest mountain in the world, but things went terribly wrong. This is the harrowing account of the worst disaster in the history of Mt. Everest.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2008

David Crockett: The Lion of the West

Michael Wallis

Steeped in legend and shrouded in folklore, the real David Crockett, American frontiersman and cultural icon, finally emerges in this engrossing biography.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2011

South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, H...

Lynne Cox

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen's career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners); twenty-five years later he was the f...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2011
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