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Endurance Audiobook

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Publisher's Summary

This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

Lansing describes how the men survived a 1,000-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains. The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines through.

©1959 Alfred Lansing; (P)2007 Blackstone Audo, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Nominee, 2008 Audie Award, Nonfiction, Unabridged

"[O]ne of the most extraordinary tales of heroism and determination in the history of exploration....Prebble's narration will bring to life the despair, elation, and sheer will of these men to survive, and to triumph, together." (AudioFile)

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    Mary 05-13-16
    Mary 05-13-16 Member Since 2007
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    "What an amazing journey"

    This was the best audiobook that I have heard and so well read I would highly recommend it

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    Virginia Colegrave Greenwich, CT United States 05-13-16
    Virginia Colegrave Greenwich, CT United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "An extraordinary story - excellent narration."

    A gripping read from beginning to end. Beautifully written with superb narration. A tail of extreme hardship and triumph.

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    wesley 05-12-16
    wesley 05-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "what a display of survival"

    brings to light the daily life of a band of men who pressed past their own doom. inspiring

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    prblyshopping 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Exceptional"
    Where does Endurance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hmmm. That's tricky. I'd say it's in the top echelon, though not number one.


    Any additional comments?

    Well researched, well paced, and well read. An excellent listening experience all round. Well worth the credit.

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    Ron 05-09-16
    Ron 05-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing survival story"

    Loved this book. I read the paperback then bought the audio book. Just as well either way. Narrator is perfect for the book. The leadership, do or die desicions, food rationing and general survival skills alone kept me interested. The journey from water to ice, to island, to water, to mountains and the will to live are intriguing.
    Most memorable part is hard to pin down but probably the amputation.

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    Judith 05-09-16
    Judith 05-09-16

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    "Incredible men"

    Great narrator and incredible adventure. Everyone should know this true story. I wish every high school history book covered this in detail.

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    Calgarian 05-08-16
    Calgarian 05-08-16
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    "exquisite reading"

    The reading is exquisite, the story timeless and told with great fondness, admiration and respect of this perilous voyage and its men. Riveting. Well-researched account of true endurance. Loved it.

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    Todd Klipstine 05-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Makes you appreciate a flat tire or a traffic jam"
    Where does Endurance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm pretty careful about picking audiobooks that I think I will like, so not a real easy question to answer. But I definitely feel this is worth the investment in time and money if you have any interest in nonfiction adventure, human perseverance, or history in general.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different personalities that the author brought to the table using little bits of details that he knew about each was very well done.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    At some points you want to cry for the unbearable circumstances that these men had to deal with. An absolute testament to grit and tenacity.


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    HibbityJibbit 05-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "An awe-inspiring survival story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Endurance to be better than the print version?

    I don't own the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

    The climb and trek across the "impassable" center of Elephant Island in a race to find help and rescue the rest of the party.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Prebble did a fantastic job overall. His variations between character readings were great, and understated enough to not be jarring or comical. His voice intensity drove the dramatic parts of the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was awestruck by the amount of adversity that these men overcame, and perhaps most impresssively, doing so with relative optimism. I was just significantly impressed.


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    S Caddell Grafenwohr 05-01-16
    S Caddell Grafenwohr 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story"
    What made the experience of listening to Endurance the most enjoyable?

    An amazing story if endurance and character.


    Any additional comments?

    Right up there with The Boys in the Boat.

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