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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage | [Alfred Lansing]

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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    Andrew Migliore Portland, OR USA 01-26-15
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    "Absolutely amazing! Must listen!"

    My highest marks. Incredible story and fanstastic narration. I regretted having to go to sleep at times! This is something's he whole family can gather around the fireplace to listen to on a dark and wintery night. Highly recommended.

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    Ray B washington, dc 01-24-15
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    "Exceptional tale of human will and endurance"

    I knew virtually nothing of Shakelton nor this journey, but was absolutely riveted from start to finish. I will carry this tale of human endurance and the will to survive for longer than their journey.

    Simon Prebble's performance was exceptional, capturing the author's words and the men of the Endurance's ordeal.

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    John E Larson 01-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Incredible account of human endurance"

    This is a great book to read for a reality check in today's world. The ability of what the human body and mind can endure when determined is amazing

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    "Inspirational story inspiringly delivered"

    A compelling story of human perseverance. You empathize with every set back and cheer their achievements. Simon Prebble passionately incarnates each individual. See the Kodak website for Hurley's amazing photographs.

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    Greatest true story of all time!
    Unreal what they accomplished to survive!. So well read ! Still shaking my head ! WOW

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    "Almost unbelievable"

    The story of a trip to the South Pole that ended in disaster. The struggles the people had to go through just to survive are amazing. The book was so fascinating, I bought the hardcover for my dad.

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    "Just an amazing account"

    The narrator made it seem like you were there. Very motivating story. It does not get any better than this.

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    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.

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    "Incredible story!!"

    Riveting throughout... Would definitely recommend this story. The reading by Mr. Preble, and the story of Shackleton are absolutely one of my most favorite.

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    "Could not stop listening"

    Great story all the more because it is true.
    Compelling and written and spoken so very well
    Read it now

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