This story is incredible. I haven't been able to get it out if my head. Shackleton's leadership and strength was astounding and his men are some of the toughest men in history. Simon Prebble was top notch and the book was written wonderfully. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
I was a bit nervous buying a title by an author I didn't know an a narrator that I hadn't heard before. I was very happy with both! The narration was excellent. The only complaint I have it where the story ended. I would have liked an epilogue that gave a little more info on the characters I came to know and cheer for after the main ordeal was over. What happened to them afterwards? Other than that I thought it was a great story and excellent performance.
This is one of the best stories ever told.
I though their was no story as great as Unbreakable until I read this book.
It was consistently gripping - there were so many situations of hardship, danger and fortitude.
Too many to single out, just an awesome experience.
No, haven't heard the others but he did a good job.
It kept me enthralled - it was excellent.
I enjoy true life survival stories and am finding this one hard to beat.
There's no reason to reiterate what so many other listeners have already started. The book and the narration are just perfect, spellbinding and impossible to put down. I listened to it in entirety in two sittings, the second for 8 hours straight.
It's a testament to the human spirit and with further reading you will see that there is a school of thought that Shackleton did all this with a hole in his heart, which makes it even more amazing.
Now the hard part will be finding the next book, which will certainly be a let down.
The performance and story were very engaging, I liked that the narrator differentiated accents based on which character was speaking. I highly recommend this book.
I'm not much of a nautical buff so, while enjoyed learning the foreign terms, it took longer for me to follow the story and become enthralled.
It's probably a great book for seasoned "nauticalist" especially if needing a good book to pass the time while underway
The narrator is above average, I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another book read by him.