Absolutely amazing and unbelievable story. That should be required reading in schools! I can't think of a single person I know that would not thoroughly enjoy this adventure tale.
The perfect read while driving through frozen Pennsylvania fields in the middle of winter. It's an intense thriller of survival which will put your own boring issues in perspective.
An absolute thrilling listen. The narration was incredible. Edge of your seat excitement and anticipation. The ship Endeavor was aptly named for the epic journey of Shackleton and his crew. Even though the expedition's goal was not realized, Shackleton was larger than life and responsible for saving the lives of his men due to his strong leadership and astute situational awareness.
The narrator's voice was a perfect fit to the story being told. Never a dull moment in this amazing true story.
This is an incredible story. Because the ordeal took so long to unfold that, it is understandable that the book would do the same. However, the gloom that hovers over these men, trapped in the arctic, is likely to infect the reader. I had to move between titles to finish it. I simply could not listen straight through. There is no way to tell this story accurately w/o a degree of monotony. Sitting on an iceberg for months on end with nothing to do but club seals, dream of terra firma and scribble in one's journal leads to a lot of detail but a minimum of action for large portions of this amazing tale.