Thrilling, gripping, impossible yet completely true.
Easily one of the greatest survival and adventure stories of the modern world.
Write it as fiction and try to sell it to Hollywood and they would laugh you out of the building ... "nobody is going to believe this !"
The men of the Endurance literally (and yes, I mean "literally", in the old-fashioned use of the word, as in exactly, precisely) faced death from an array of possibilities virtually every day for over 18-months yet they not only survived but triumphed by virtue of their faith in their leader and in one another.
Just an extraordinary story made all the more enjoyable by narration that I think fits the tenor of the story perfectly.
Simon Prebble really delivers an excellent, pitch perfect performance.
I loved this book.
listening to the bravery and resilience of these men is almost painful. it's a beautiful story and so glad they survived. also...i nearly cried each time they killed the dogs.
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.