Truly inspiring, excellent narration, incredible adventure.
I enjoyed the ride along as I felt hop, joy, adventure, sad, hopeless, and jubilee.
The story is very well written, and the narration does not disappoint. A truly remarkable adventure only 100 years ago.
A story about bravery and endurance beyond the scope of human imagination. The stuff heroes are made of.
Loved the story. It did an awesome job of conveying how strong these men were. It also makes one wonder if one could perform so admirably under the same conditions. Narrator was brilliant. Highly recommended!
Great book. Turn this book into an epic movie seems like a no brainer. Great performance from Simon, as always.
One of the most remarkable stories ever told. Shackleton died poor and did not achieve his aims of being the first to reach the South Pole or, later, crossing the Antarctic from coast to coast. But paradoxically he is one of the most remarkable men in history.
Shackleton and his small band of sailors defied staggering odds to reach safety after their ship was crushed by pack ice but they needed huge amounts of leadership, skill, courage and luck.
The grandeur of the sea and ice through which they pass and their dreadful privations call for a narrator of restraint and gravitas, and that's exactly what listeners get with Simon Prebble.
A monumental story, beautifully narrated.
An incredible story of human endurance in the face of incredible odds. an excellent, well-performed, thoroughly researched account of Shackleton's ill-fated voyage.
I've read several books about expeditions in Earth's polar regions* and this one ranks very near the top. It's a nice, tight account of Shackleton's odyssey from the icebound Endurance to Stromness Bay on South Georgia Island. The preparation of the expedition was covered as well, like Shackleton's selection of personnel -- I very much disliked Thomas Orde-Lees-- and procurement of sled dogs and food stores. There was no discernible hero worship in Lansing's book, a welcomed aspect.
The narration by Simon Prebble was top-notch. It was a fine adventure.
*If you enjoy man against nature expeditions then you might like "In the Land of White Death" by Russian explorer Valerian Albanov. It's a very different outcome but relates the same kind of challenges faced by Shackleton's crew . . . except it takes place in the Arctic where ice bears roam.