Yes if you are interested in historical stories its a great way to spend a long drive. listen to it in warm weather I felt cold listen to the description of the sleeping condition. and inspired by the under lying never give up spirit of the whole team.
Shackleton, because the story was from his perspective, and as the caption he was not giving up on his crew. it was never if we get out, just keep going until we do.
no this was my first.
Even though it was a true story written 50 years ago, I still felt eager to find out what happened. How the crew overcame the horrible conditions those 2years they were at sea. More impressed that this was not a recent story.
I love the crew. I felt all of their journals together portrayed the plight of a crew member on such an expedition. Their struggles, e.g. boredom, hunger are different than Shakleton who likely feels more pressure and responsibility.
Felt very frustrated by how long they struggled to reach land; how difficult it was to survive. I am sure they felt the same frustration and despair at times. Very well written.
As good as any adventure story, but written 50 years ago.
Return to South Georgia
Description of the loss of the Endurance
There were many but possibly his return to Elephant Island to fetch the stranded crew
My husband & I share the account. Anything on history is his read. I'm more into fiction/zombie & apocalyptic reads.
The was an excellent listen all around. The narrator did an excellent job, the story was great. It was hard to stop listening to this one. Highly recommended.
Iranians keep their nukes, Americans lose their insurance.
Wonderful book! After the ending, I wanted to hear 50+ hours about the boss and the crew after they were rescued. What was it like when they got home, felt grass, took a warm bath? Then I thought they were just men, and mostly flawed. Their future was somewhat ordinary I am learning. But the adventure, wow!!!! I strongly recommend this book.
Not the type of book I normally listen to but bought it based on the number of excellent reviews it received. So glad I did, I couldn't stop reading it. Buy it, you won't be sorry.
truth is more incredible than fiction with this story. This should be part of every history class.
I listened to the bulk of this while sitting 6 hours in an emergency waiting room with a sliver in my eye. As painful as my experience was, this story was spellbinding and made me feel I should never complain about anything ever again and should be able to pull the sliver myself with a spoon made of rock.
This is top of my enjoyment list along with Argo
An excellent narrative for a compelling historical event.
The overall story and performance.
When Shackleton gave the order for him and his two companions to slide down the snow mountain, even though he had no idea what they would encounter as they went down. He simply knew that if they continued their slow pace, or stayed where they were, they would perish from the cold. And consequently, so would all the other team members who were depending on them to get through.
Many moments moved me.
An outstanding audio book.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Wow! Every so often I take a break from fiction and read a book of history and I am so glad I read this one! "Endurance" is truly a great story ... a riveting account of men who endured the most arduous series of hardships at sea you could ever imagine. This is circa 1914-1916 when ripstop and wicking fabrics and cold-rated sleeping bags and ice breaking ships didn't exist. It is true that their hardships resulted from numerous ill-fated decisions, but the mere fact that Shackleton and his men survived is incredible.Simon Prebble's performance of the story is top notch.
A great book for anyone interested in historical events!
The greatest minds of fiction could not have created a better story. I bought the book as a filler non-fiction title to feed my history curiosities, but this title quickly pushed my other titles aside.