And to think I complain if I have to spend twenty minutes shoveling the snow. This I'd a riveting take off courage, heroics, and survival in the harshest place on earth. I knew how it ended and yet I was still on the edge of my seat.
There has never been a better title for a book. It is truly incredible what the men endured over the two years of the expedition. A truly remarkable story beautifully narrated. Well worth the time taken to listen.
this a story about the simple of will to live.
loved it, the will to live is amazing. it is a truly amazing event. amazing.
I usually find non-fiction much more boring, but not this book. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't wait to hear what happened to our heroes. Every twist and turn was more amazing, made even more so when I learned that this story is completely true!
The amazing events that occurred would be interesting in and of themselves are but this book was expertly researched and written as well. So a 3x5 star review from me for this highly-recommended listen.
Astonishing, on the edge of our seats incessantly, the literary tension created by this narrative sometimes made us uneasy to get out of the car...
Laughed, wept, cheered and agonized through every glorious chapter!
Was especially impressed with the leadership character of Ernest Shackleton. He led a group to do what was considered impossible by many. The author is amazing in his detail. The narrator kept my interest.
John D. Williams Tucson, AZ
It was absolutely impossible position trapped at the bottom of the world with all the world to engaged in the devastation that was WW1. No help was coming, and the expedition was sure to perish. But then there was Shackelton, a man who possessed in the moment the leadership, the skills, the drive and endurance to keep his men alive and go for help against all odds. The story is beyond riveting and is one of the most exciting stories you may ever read. If you need inspiration this is your book. If you need a great example of leadership this is your book. An incredible read, read with the outstanding voice of Simon Prebble.
Amazing story of perseverance and determination. I couldn't put it down, especially during the last several chapters. Now I know why this story is famous.