Lewis and Clark: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

Read by Roger Melin

(4.6 stars; 373 reviews)

In the years 1804, 1805, and 1806, two men commanded an expedition which explored the wilderness that stretched from the mouth of the Missouri River to where the Columbia enters the Pacific, and dedicated to civilization a new empire. Their names were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This book relates that adventure from its inception through its completion as well as the effect the expedition had upon the history of the United States. (Summary from the text and Roger Melin) (3 hr 14 min)


Characteristics 17:14 Read by Roger Melin
The Expedition 11:33 Read by Roger Melin
Terms of the Commission 10:49 Read by Roger Melin
The Start 21:42 Read by Roger Melin
With the Sioux 22:38 Read by Roger Melin
To the Falls of the Missouri 15:23 Read by Roger Melin
Over the Continental Divide 13:16 Read by Roger Melin
The Last Stage of the Westward Journey 17:07 Read by Roger Melin
Winter on the Coast 13:02 Read by Roger Melin
Homeward: In the Mountains 20:36 Read by Roger Melin
Recrossing the Divide 9:01 Read by Roger Melin
Home 8:08 Read by Roger Melin
After Life 13:48 Read by Roger Melin


No Hollywood tale

(4 stars)

An interesting and detailed account of a bold expedition and very well read

lewis and clark

(5 stars)

very interesting.. Mr Melin is a super reader

Interesting historical perspective on Lewis and Clark

(4 stars)

Roger Melin does an excellent job of reading this as a solo work for Librivox. The book is relatively short. Lighton seems to skip over some aspects of the journey which were more heavily emphasized in Ken Burns' video work, but he also gives more insight than Burns into the sorry state of the Corp during their winter on the Pacific, and during the trip back across the continental divide. Lighton is selective in what he includes - many people and events are not mentioned at all. He has little general regard for the native people that the Corp encountered, but he does heap praise on several tribes for their generosity and kindness. Unfortunately, he does not see the parallel in "civilized" society to the variety of characters he paints in the native peoples, but this is not an unusual view of the Indians in Lighton's time. It's a sad comment on our fallen natures that we continue to engage in sweeping condemnations today - albeit with differing targets and motives. Despite its shortcomings, when added to other writings and works on the Corp and the characters of its two principals, this book is a worthwhile reminder of the magnitude of the task and the characters of the men who undertook it.


(4.5 stars)

This brief overview of the magnificent journey of the Lewis and Clark expedition is exceptionally well-done. It gives the casual reader a satisfying glimpse of the trek and the heroic men who made it. And, it gives the more serious reader a good springboard to further study. Melin, of course, provides great clarity with his faultless narration.

Lewis and Clark

(5 stars)

The narrators reading of this daring and historic story was enjoyable and easy to absorb. Although most of us are familiar with the courage and determination of Lewis and Clark, this volume left me with an appreciation of their deep sense of service and love natire.

well read summary of Lewis and Clark's Expedition

(5 stars)

I enjoyed listening to the reader share the incredible story of Lewis and Clark's expedition. What those men accomplished was extraordinary. I was not aware of the amount of fighting that occurred between the many tribes of indigenous people

Great Historic Portrait

(4.5 stars)

I am glad to have found this book. Colorful details and reading made its view come alive. Academic books don't give life to hardships of these men's accomplishments. Excellently read

(5 stars)

great reader of incredible journey of men of character and remarkable courage. it is an overview not a comprehensive tome. that can be found elsewhere but you will miss a great reader.