The reading is exquisite, the story timeless and told with great fondness, admiration and respect of this perilous voyage and its men. Riveting. Well-researched account of true endurance. Loved it.
I'm pretty careful about picking audiobooks that I think I will like, so not a real easy question to answer. But I definitely feel this is worth the investment in time and money if you have any interest in nonfiction adventure, human perseverance, or history in general.
The different personalities that the author brought to the table using little bits of details that he knew about each was very well done.
At some points you want to cry for the unbearable circumstances that these men had to deal with. An absolute testament to grit and tenacity.
I don't own the print version.
The climb and trek across the "impassable" center of Elephant Island in a race to find help and rescue the rest of the party.
Mr. Prebble did a fantastic job overall. His variations between character readings were great, and understated enough to not be jarring or comical. His voice intensity drove the dramatic parts of the story.
I was awestruck by the amount of adversity that these men overcame, and perhaps most impresssively, doing so with relative optimism. I was just significantly impressed.
An amazing story if endurance and character.
Right up there with The Boys in the Boat.
The narrator was incredible. He added slight brogues and accents to differentiate the men. Just the right amount...
The story is unbelievable. Truly amazing.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone who likes good books. I think it is appropriate for kids over 10 and grannies under 110.
I rarely write reviews, but I cannot recommend this audio book enough.
this was a great book. It was a little hard to get into but definitely rewarding at the end. Such perseverance and faith. Shackleton is and inspiration.
My first audiobook. I listen to it at work, and near the end I had to take a break because I was getting too worked up. An incredible story. Shackleton is the boss.
Warm, vivid, empathetic and stirring writing. A great adventure story. And wonderful narration. Listening to this book helped me remember the stories I love and want to live. The characters are relatable, and all the more so with Prebble's voices and spot-on performance. Doesn't feel like an "old" book at all, though written decades ago. It's elegant and suspenseful and just well-wrought all around, I think.