This is an incredible, true story narrated wonderfully by Simon Prebble. He narrated the "Zoo Series" books by David Downing (WWII) and I was browsing other books narrated by Simon and fall across this one. It turned out to be one of the best books I have read.
I had tears in my eyes at the end of the story as I sit around my campfire. The endurance of all men was absolutely astonishing. The story is well read with accents given to other characters in the story. Simon Prebble does an amazing job to tell this strongly masculine tale of survival, adventure and wonder.
Even though I knew how it would end, I was clinging to every experience, hoping alongside the characters. I loved how the author used actual journal entries to convey details. The narrator did a great job with voice impressions so you could follow the different characters. Overall, it was great. I even teared up at the end.
at times. An unbelievable story, read perfectly by Preble. There were parts early on that were a little slow, but keep with it and you will be rewarded by a heart-pounding ending. Even knowing the fate of Shackelton's crew, Lansing had me on edge. Incredible!
A sure cure for some types of depression. When all hope is lost, this adventure will endure. When my father died in 1952, my mother read us stories of the trials young men were put through by their Native American tribesmen to signify their manhood. These stories and others similar were a miraculous message of hope through thick despair and poverty. They provided a path forward. Shackelton's story is no less.
It's a better than average story, but I kept losing interest. Reader is very good. Story has lots of danger, but it was repeated danger, ice and water over and over. My time would have been better spent listening to Lewis & Clark's story again.
I even tried listening to Endurance while walking outside in weather hot enough for heat warnings, and that didn't help.
This book is amazing to the point of almost being unbelievable. It's true of course, which makes it all the better. People were stronger then and it is an inspiration for all. The performance is top notch. I highly recommend this box, by far one of the best that I've read.