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James

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  • Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Roberts
    • Narrated By Matthew Brenher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (93)

    On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp - the dogs were gone. Mawson plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizable, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?"

    Jacqueline says: "Historic Death-defying Antarctic Expedition"
    "One minor irritation."
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    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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