This is a story of unbelievable courage and determination, but sadly it does not come across that way when you are listening to it.If fact it is a bit boring and hard to stick with. I found that there were parts that, really dragged. Yet when you take what is actually happening it's amazing. The problem is a combination of poor writing and not the best reading. I felt very disappointed because as I said, the story is really mind blowing. It deserves a far better treatment.
I might because I love survival stories --- But this one including the cadence was tough to follow- I think I might prefer the written story for this one-
There was no inflection in the voice and I was surprised at the cadence of the book- Either the sentences don't flow in an audible format or the book was written like a text-book and not an exciting adventure with ties to other amazing stories of survival
The order of the chapters was not effective-
There were also times when it was difficult to tell which character was being spoken of-
I love the detail given to the supplies and nourishment for the expedition -- Fascinating-
too many technical details
made it not too technical and detailed
did not want to listen to .
Great listen with the exception of every time the narrator reads a Lat/Long he says (for example) 88 degrees 45.5 feet. This is usually spoken as 88 degrees 45.5 minutes. Once I realized this it made the achievements even more remarkable.
Of course I could be wrong and "feet" is common terminology somewhere else.
while this book is an incredible story i have 2 complaints.
1) the story jumps around too much and is hard to follow.
2) the british narration falls flat and gets annoying after an hour or so into it.
If you are a dog lover, don't buy this book, most of it is about how the expedition's dogs were starved, killed and abused throughout the ordeal. I was sickened by the accounts of mother dogs having to give birth under the most horrendous conditions and eating their puppies because they were so hungry. Just horrible and the story was equally morose. I really disliked this book.