Outstanding telling of a true life adventure story. Lansing brings to life the description of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic odyssey and the loyal men who followed him into hell.
Narrator Prebble is excellent, bringing distinction to each character for whom he speaks.
Best Audible book I've purchased in a year.
The story of Shackleton is incredible. Just when you think things couldn't get any worse, they did. And just when you think that the hardships would break Shackleton and his crew down, the men soar above their circumstances with ingenuity and hope.
Simon Prebble's reading makes the story come alive. There were parts of the book that could have dragged on had it not been for Prebble's narration. I especially enjoyed the fact that he gave the crew their own "voices." They became more than historical figures, but real men.
this story is incredible. if you seek adventure, look no further. if you want to read about an incredible journey that brings to light the tenacity of human will, this is a great book.
Say something about yourself!
Well worth the price, this narrative will have you on the edge of your chair wondering how they will survive the next set of perils that nature forces upon the explorers in Shackleton's 1915 party. The psychological challenges are almost as fascinating as the physical demands made on the men, all of whom, remarkably survived, in large part due to their leaders' level headed decisions.
It's an epic, so it compares well with any number of great epic tales from the Odyssey to Apollo 13.
I'm a commuter, so the narrator's even delivery with just a touch of irony and humor when appropriate seemed to fit the author's intent nicely.
Yes, when the advance party first saw other humans on South Georgia Island after they long and dangerous journey -- that was a very compelling moment in the tale.
A gripping and fascinating tale that at times seems more fantastical than any fiction a person could concoct. The so-called age of arctic exploration is full of stories about bravery, heroism and tragic endings, but fortunately this tale ends with all the men returning home.
awesome book! I was sitting on the edge of my seat and couldn't wait to read the next chapter and find out what happened on this adventure. it went by so fast because I just could not put it down.