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Endurance Audiobook

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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.
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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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    the story is almost too fantastical to believe. yet because the narrative was drawn from so many different journals and logs its authenticity is unquestioned. And the narration captures all the Nuance detail and drama. I could not turn it off

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    This group of courageous and tough men will go down in history as larger than life heroes. This book was a joy to listen to and it makes me proud to beling to the human race.

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    beautifully written and read ...an amazing voyage ...what an inspiration ... life changing story ....

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    One of the best audiobook I've listened to. Absolutely incredible. Highly recommend. By far the best narrator. If you're after a good read, you've found it.

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    Great story of mans will to overcome and survive. I wish this audiobooks service had a place where you could check that you already heard a book and could give it a rating. then narrow thier suggestions by those books ad well

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    How much can the average person withstand? This tale, told through the diaries of the main characters, is chalked-full of suspense. There isn't any fluff, scant character back-story, or romance. The book is driven by a series of unfortunate events. Quick listen.

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    Being a sailor, knowing what they did goes almost into the realm of fantasy, yet they did it and this tells the story in an edge of the seat narrative. You can at times feel that you are watching them from the safety of a nice warm bubble, but what you are seeing in your minds eye is beyond belief.


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    Endurance is an amazing story of exceptional leadership and the ability of the human spirit to forge ahead in the most trying of times. It is hard to imagine what Shackelton and his crew experienced during their journey, but this book is a story of perseverance in the face of unimaginable hardship.

    The narration is excellent and the reader does a marvelous job of inflection and making you feel like you are a part of the journey.

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    While listening, I kept asking myself, why haven't they turned this into a miniseries yet?

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    "5 stars isn't enough"

    This book really cannot be reviewed by me. I'm simply not up to the task of describing how spectacular it is. The themes of tension, fortitude, camaraderie, and even humor that scatter this book take the reader on a emotional roller-coaster of awe and inspiration. Gandalf once said, "all good stories deserve embellishment". Much as I respect the grey wizard, he is wrong here. This true story stands firmly on the the ground while reaching, and breaching, the heavens.

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