A timeless story read with unparalleled skill. I'm glad I listened to the audiobook in which the narrator added emotion and accents that made the story very vivid.
Amazing story of determination. The sailing descriptions are beyond belief. There is not much levity in this one!
Never has a nonfiction story left me poised on the edge of my seat or riveted with anxiety at what would happen next. My emotions ebbed and flowed with those of the crew of the Endurance right up to the very end.
Outstanding story and narration. The narrator really makes it come alive in a way my reading might not have. This may be the first book I'll spend the time to listen to again.
I'm not into history at all. Not even a little. But this book was fantastic. Exciting the whole way through. No complaints at all. Great narration too.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I tend to read a little bit of every kind of book. Usually I don't read too much nonfiction, but I love a good survival story and this book had so many good recommendation, I decided to give it a shot and then I suggested it for my book club. For a nonfiction it almost reads like fiction with a narrator. I laughed when Shacklton told Blackboro after he was discovered as a stowaway, that if it comes to starvation he would be the first one they ate. A similar fiction story that I really liked was The Terror by Dan Simmons, of course this has a bit of folk lore fantasy in it and is very loosely based on a true story. I can't imagine what was going on in their brains day in and day out and the strength it would have taken not to lose their minds. It must have been hard when they had to kill the animals, it was hard for me and I was only listening to it. I did wonder why they didn't get scurvy, but after reading up on it I discovered that if you eat raw animal meat (especially the organs) this will prevent it, because most animals produce their own vitamin C. I also wondered why none of the animal skins were used for warms or replacing clothes. They had needles and thread and the seal/ penguins would have been water proof. ??? I have never been a huge fan of the narrator he has one of those voices that does not keep my concentration. I know I'm in the minority here and once the story gets underway I seem to notice him less.