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I consider this an excellent book, one that takes me to another books or information sources. This book is amazing. It is very good, entertaining, and inspiring. It makes me wonder why these men wanted to do such a dangerous thing, going to the South Pole. I do not understand them; however I really enjoyed the trip.
This book is incredible. I found it hard to believe that such a great book has existed since 1959 and I had never even heard of it. The narration is spectacular and the story even better. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.
I love survival books.
This book is gripping; I loved it and recommend it highly... especially if you enjoy survival stories as much as I do.
I found this book a true testament to human endurance and strength of will. Though many chapters I could just shiver, and at other times any hunger I may have gotten vanished after thinking of what they were eating. Though out the reading I could not stop; just wondering what happened next. The fact it is true is just adding to the interest. If hearing stories of true human endurance is something you like, then you should love this book.
when i was done with the book i had a mild case of frostbite!
This is a great story for the whole family.
Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a passion for U.S. History.
Filled with first person accounts, diariy excerpts, quotes and narrated beautifully. If you liked "Unbroken" here is another fantastic listen. British adverture explorers in the finest tradition and an enlightening account of some of the best leadership skills you will ever encounter. Highly recommend.
There aren't many true-life tales that live up to the hype. There are always some details that make the story just a little less dramatic than in the made-for-TV movie. Not this time. The book starts with the Endurance, trapped in the Antarctic ice, being literally crushed to death. The men abandon ship, and then float on the ice pack for months. When the pack breaks up, they launch the lifeboats they salvaged from the Endurance and land on Elephant Island. Then Shackleton sets off again in one of the lifeboats, crossing the incredibly dangerous Drake Passage in nothing more than a 22-foot open boat, hoping to reach South Georgia to come back with a relief ship for the men left behind on Elephant Island.
The whole epic voyage takes over a year, and every single day, they were one wave, misstep, or blizzard away from being wiped out in an instant. That any of them survived is amazing; that everyone did is unbelievable. Alfred Lansing wrote this book from the journals the men kept, which gave him a very detailed picture of every stage of this journey. It's a tense thriller all the way through, and will make you so incredibly glad you have never had to go through anything like this. When Shackleton finally stumbles into a whaling camp on South Georgia Island and announces himself, you will have a hard time not feeling a lump in your throat.
As affecting as the unbelievable odds these men beat is the unbelievable hardships they endured. Every time you think it can't possibly suck worse to be them, it sucks worse. Absolutely a thrilling read, and will really make you appreciate how grueling and miserable this expedition was, and how awesome their achievement was just in surviving.
Incredible voyage is an understatement. Personally, I thought this book was outstanding. The reader was fantastic, truth be told I could listen to him talk about paint drying... The human ability to persevere is truly amazing. I will never complain of the cold weather again.
I found this story to be absolutely thrilling. This was back when there were still vast undiscovered spaces on Earth, and men sought glory and riches by exploring them. This story of Shackleton shows that throughout this tragic struggle against nature, he and his men kept their heads and did what was necessary to survive.
The narration is fantastic. Alternating between the dire and gloomy description of the bleak terrain and bleaker prospects for survival, and then full of emotion when the crew is attacking any of the many, many challenges they faced along the way. I loved every bit of it.