I found this story to be absolutely thrilling. This was back when there were still vast undiscovered spaces on Earth, and men sought glory and riches by exploring them. This story of Shackleton shows that throughout this tragic struggle against nature, he and his men kept their heads and did what was necessary to survive.
The narration is fantastic. Alternating between the dire and gloomy description of the bleak terrain and bleaker prospects for survival, and then full of emotion when the crew is attacking any of the many, many challenges they faced along the way. I loved every bit of it.
This is an insanely funny and surprisingly introspective look into the life of Craig Ferguson. I have been a fan of his stuff for a while, so my viewpoint may be skewed, but I don't think you'll be disappointed by this book. From growing up in Scotland, to hitting rock-bottom as a drunk, to a successful career in show business, this book is a great story all around.
This listen is an enjoyable spin on the Sherlock Holmes theme, in a kind of alternate reality. It is quite entertaining, and Gaiman's narration is very good.
I was extremely disappointed with the narration on this book, which is a shame because everyone I know who has read it says it is great, and I trust them. But I couldn't listen to this for more than an hour, I had to actually stop and switch to a different book. The narrator tries to speak in several different voices and accents, and does a very poor job with all of them. I'll have to read this one instead of listening to it. IMPORTANT: THIS 1 STAR REVIEW IS OF THE NARRATION, NOT OF THE QUALITY OF THE WRITING OR THE BOOK.
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