Excellent story telling of an amazing story! Detailed and personal this account is drawn from the diverse perspectives of the expedition members themselves. A truly captivating story of determination, leadership, survival set in the forbidding beauty of the Antarctic
I cannot believe the abilities of explorers in the earlier centuries. I cannot imagine enduring one night of their best day!
Well told depiction of these men's lives, duties, experiences and trauma. I was cold listening to their daily trials in below freezing temps! Definitely going to do more research on the expedition!!
road show junkie
Yes, we all heard of Shackleton's expedition, but listening to the harrowing details of these amazingly resiliant men in their enduring 18 months trial kept me unwilling to break away. Tradition dictates that the hero dies, but these men - all heroes in their own right - are survivors who allowed us to vicariously & safely experience their journey. Outstanding!
Lost in the most hostile environment on earth with no radio or modern tools, 28 men must rescue themselves. How many of us would survive such a journey? The performance is excellent, with appropriate voices and accents assigned to all the characters.
This is absolutely an amazing story. By the end of the book I found myself feeling very emotional for these people and the agony of the experiences they suffered through. What a testament to the drive to survive.
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.