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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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    AdorkableSmile Brum 09-10-16
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    "Takes a while to begin"

    Brilliantly narrated, the story really gripped me and pulled me in as it continued, but it starts off a little slow.

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    George M. Cincala III 09-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring!"

    Truly inspiring story of courage and determination. The audio book was captivating and also took some endurance to listen to such struggle! Shackleton and his crew were special.

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    "Sensational!"

    A true test of man's will to survive and endure. Great storytelling and narration. Add this one to you list.

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    Sarah C 09-05-16
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    "An amazing feat of admirable leadership and the strength of the human spirit"

    I couldn't have imagined a more appropriate narrator. This story, being true, and so extreme of circumstances, motivates even the faintest of leaders within us all. To be able to know men of that character, would be an admirable experience.

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    Where does Endurance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    right near the top.


    What did you like best about this story?

    story was fascinating and very well written/presented


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    don't know


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, took me a few weeks to finish it but I often listen to chapters a few times before moving on.


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    BRE 09-01-16
    BRE 09-01-16

    I'm sick of all the "Born a Crime" and "Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo" audio book ads!!!

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    "Dangers of Antarctic Exploration"

    Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 - 1917 is one of the most incredible adventure stories of all time. This book details the Endurance crew's struggle for survival after their expedition gets stuck in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea.

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    Jim 08-31-16
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    "Endurance beyond believe."

    A great story of the will to survive and to take all your shipmates with you. Shackleton was a superman in many ways, not a soul was lost. The hardships were unbelievable and more numerous than can be counted and yet they all survived!

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    Justin Harris 08-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Just amazing"

    An incredible journey that should not be missed.

    Narrator is spot on with a very David Attenbourgh kind of presence. Accents done well also.

    Obviously the story is old, but it has aged very well with our technology that makes this tale seem all the more amazing.

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    Royce Phillips Murfreesboro, TN 08-30-16
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    "Breathtaking Account of Courage in the Face of Extreme Odds"

    Hold on to your hat when you listen to this book! After a somewhat slow start, the action picks up and you hold your breath to the end. I was fully mesmerized with the thrilling story of Shackleton and his crew - they faced long odds of survival and danger at every turn. The performance was compelling and I almost felt every icy blast of water, every gust of wind

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    "Uplifting"

    An excellent story of human accomplishment, especially in failure. Also, good narration. Australian, Scottish, and other accents were performed very well and added to the feel of the story.

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