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.
"[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)
An amazing story if endurance and character.
Right up there with The Boys in the Boat.
The narrator was incredible. He added slight brogues and accents to differentiate the men. Just the right amount...
The story is unbelievable. Truly amazing.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone who likes good books. I think it is appropriate for kids over 10 and grannies under 110.
I rarely write reviews, but I cannot recommend this audio book enough.
this was a great book. It was a little hard to get into but definitely rewarding at the end. Such perseverance and faith. Shackleton is and inspiration.
My first audiobook. I listen to it at work, and near the end I had to take a break because I was getting too worked up. An incredible story. Shackleton is the boss.
Warm, vivid, empathetic and stirring writing. A great adventure story. And wonderful narration. Listening to this book helped me remember the stories I love and want to live. The characters are relatable, and all the more so with Prebble's voices and spot-on performance. Doesn't feel like an "old" book at all, though written decades ago. It's elegant and suspenseful and just well-wrought all around, I think.
A beautifully read book. This is the most amazing story of adventure and survival I've never read and I'm just so sad it's over. You will be simply amazed at this incredible story.
If this were a movie script it would seem too farfetched to be true...much like The Revenant. To have brought all hands back alive after seemingly daily perils is beyond amazing
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