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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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    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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    Erin 04-30-16
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    "Gripping! The best audio book!"

    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.

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    melissa bamfo 04-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "an incredible Story of Survival"

    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.

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    M 04-28-16
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    "Fantastic Story and Narration!"

    Fantastic story and narration. It's hard to believe that the story is factual. I will never complain about the cold again!!

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    Travis Major 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Epic survival story"

    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.

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    Trevor 04-26-16
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    "For anyone who loves adventures and long odds"

    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.

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    T.R. Williams Swarthmore, PA 04-26-16
    T.R. Williams Swarthmore, PA 04-26-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Oh my gosh!"

    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.

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    Molly 04-26-16
    Molly 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting Story"

    I enjoyed this book. I also got it for on sale for a dollar, so I didn't have much to loose besides time.

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    Thomas Canfield 04-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A most 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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    M-Read 04-23-16
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    other than the middle 3rd dragging on - amazing story. worth sitting through to get to the last 3rd

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