He brings such emotion to the book and yet you don't realize it because he's not overdramatic in his reading. This book has very little dialogue but it didn't matter. What the reader brought to this story made it come to life. I loved hearing him read this book.
When Shackleton introduced himself to the guy who thought him and his crew had died and that the man turned away and started to cry. Oh, I'm getting teary eyed thinking about it
Nature can be a harsh mistress and what these men went through I would not wish on anyone. They were truly underdogs as you can't battle the elements. You just have to survive the best way you can. This book makes you want to cry but also makes you want to cheer. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.
What these men did staggers the imagination, given the time they did it and the utter lack of anything but the most basic supplies and tools, I truly believe Navy seals couldn't have survived this prolonged nightmare of survival against nature at her most brutal, the physical and mental tenacity to survive as these men did is unheard of today. I'll be listening to this book again, it's almost too much for your mind to accept and yet it's a completely true and well documented story, just incredibly!
Through almost impossible challenges following each other, the Imperial Antarctic Expedition led by Earnest Shackleton makes it way through ice, rough seas, storms and mountains. It's a suspense story that really happened and full of twists and turns that will keep you by the edge of your seat. Highly recommended for anyone interested in what human beings can achieve when they stubbornly refuse to give up.
I probably would not recommend this book. Although I liked it, it dragged on at times.
I loved they way the author was able to describe the surroundings. It was like I was there.
Most of the book was great, just some areas dragged.
I like them all.
There were several characters, but most probably the Captain.
Endurance by have the name of Shackleton's ill-fated ship, but Endurance describes what he and his men had to do just to survive. The constant sense of doom, in harsh and primitive conditions, plus the reality of how little they had to work with, leaves a reader wondering how this could be a true story. It is a great read.
A gripping read from beginning to end. Beautifully written with superb narration. A tail of extreme hardship and triumph.