I read this book many years ago. Needless to say it is the story of a failure that ended by making heroes of all. If you can begin to picture this story in your mind, you will enjoy it in just the way you enjoy Die Hard or Mission Impossible.
What a treat. This is a truly amazing story -- one that should be told and re-told. The content of this book is superbly written. The research is phenomenal and really well organized. The performance is also exceptional -- a perfect match for the story.
Yes. It is captivating and inspirational.
The Wright Brothers. These are both engaging stories about refusing to give up.
All of them.
The loss of the dogs was very hard to hear about.
This book can make you feel like you were there, and very glad that you weren't. Totally engaging, finely written and well narrated.
One of the most amazing accounts of man versus nature that I have ever read. Lansing has done an incredible job recounting this landmark story, and Prebble puts an authentic voice to these words. I feel as though I've been through the tale "Unbroken" again, through a different lens with different people, and this time a war against nature, rather than a war against man. This story should be heard.
Felt like I was there, in the cold Antartic seas. A wonderful non-fiction story. A good buy especially when on sale.
I have never been so cold, so tired, or so hungry in my life. I taste salt and feel seasick. a great life event retold by a master.
Glad I chose to listen to this book. It is a tale of epic proportions that leaves the listener in silent awe of the human capacity to survive and persevere against all odds. Also demonstrates the importance of teamwork and close-knit group dynamics to achieve a common goal.
It's just beyond my comprehension what these men must have endured. It doesn't matter how cold, how miserable, how hungry, how uncomfortable any of us have been in our regular lives, it doesn't compare in the slightest to what they went through.
The story is extremely well written and Mr. Prebble does a great job reading it. For me it definitely helps that he is British. It adds that extra bit of realism to the story. I will be listening to this again or reading it some day.
This book makes me wonder if there are men like this today hat could band together and then do emotional and environmental strain and overcome it with an enduring Bond of Brotherhood.
I loved the narration and the story was incredible! Many books attempt to insert historical fact at steady interval, although this is a necessity the author does it in a very natural way that flows very well while maintaining the momentum of each passage