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)
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.
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.
right near the top.
story was fascinating and very well written/presented
no, took me a few weeks to finish it but I often listen to chapters a few times before moving on.
I'm sick of all the "Born a Crime" and "Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo" audio book ads!!!
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.
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!
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.
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
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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