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)
Wonderful story that more people should know about. Endurance was entertaining and informative regarding the battle these men had in fighting to survive and the necessity of coming together to do so.
Riveting throughout... Would definitely recommend this story. The reading by Mr. Preble, and the story of Shackleton are absolutely one of my most favorite.
The book is very well written with very colorful descriptions and the narration is fantastic. The story of Shackleton's feat is well known and one for the ages.
This is a story about heroes who will not give up, even to the point of making the listener angry...and inadequate. But this is what real history is made of...human drama. ENJOY!
Incredible, this story is as poignant and moving today as when it was written in 1959. The best adventure novel I have ever read, and with the best reader.
Incredible story. Well told. Phenomenally narrated. Heroes all 'round, to a man. Even the dogs were brave souls.
Yes, the journey is one of the highlights of exploring our planet. It is interesting, gripping, horrific and emotional. It is also very well narrated.
Fastpaced adventure at its best. This is the story based on journals of and interviews with all crew involved, not Shackleton only. I have read Shackleton's personal account many years ago, also very good and interesting, but a different era and a very different style. One cannot compare.
Yes. Normally I like a steady, composed voice but in this narration he really dragged me into the story in another way. Fastpaced, on edge, enthousiasm, emotions, it was all there. Especially when Shackleton, Worsley and Crean try to reach South Georgia in a small boat. Incredible, one lives the scene! Mr Prebble has a great voice.
Two years living on blubber.
Chapeau for the author Alfred Lansing.
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