Such a great book!
Back in the days when men were men, sailors and explorers were supermen.
oral history of a voyage gone awry, told from every member who decided to keep a daily journal of their harrowing voyage.
This is my second book in a row by Simon Prebble (day of the Jackyl) and 3rd overall (1984) and I'll be on the lookout for more!
I'm game for Sci Fi, Fantasy, Fiction, History. I may even try this venue for learning languages. I have also come to love Great Courses.
I don't know how to compare this book to others. Will I listen to it more than once? Definitely. If you ever think you are having a difficult time, listen to what these explorers had to go through in one of the most extreme climates on earth and it puts things in perspective. Makes me want to be a much more determined individual.
Shackleton for sure. A man that can hold his crew together in such circumstances and keep them moving forward with the thought to persevere at all costs is a person that I would like to get to know.
hmmm... I would say that there were times regardless of the temperature of the room I was in, that I felt cold. Obviously not as cold as the great men in this novel had to endure. I've never felt that cold. But to some degree I could empathize with their situation and I can only assume that it had to do with the speaking ability of Mr. Prebble.
There were several parts. But I was really impressed with Shackleton and company on traversing Elephant Island.
Shackleton is an individual that I have heard about a few times in the course of my life, but never really studied. He is definitely one of those great individuals in history that more people should learn about and in some degree to emulate. This book does justice to the plight of these men in a very difficult and threatening situation.
This is fantastic. The narrator is great and the story is riveting. It's mind boggling that they lived for many months in an incredibly hostile environment.
Monumental story of determination and strength of character. After listening to this book you come to realise the quality of men who built an Empire.
Simon Preble is totally up to the task. By the modulation of his voice you come to experience the ordeal those heroic men underwent.
This was an excellent listen! The story was immensely descriptive, interesting, a have you on the edge of your seat story. The narrator did a terrific job of making the reader feel every emotion the characters were feeling.
It is a fascinating true story of 28 men who sail to Antarctic, only to be besieged by more difficulties and horrific weather than any man has ever been through and survived. A true testament to the men's will to survive.
I highly recommend this book!