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Endurance Audiobook

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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    A truly remarkable story of human endurance and courage. Lansing did a masterful job telling the story of Shackleton and his men. Narration was excellent.

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    Great story, and narration. You will want to follow up on Earnest when your done.

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    "Started slow but few books will rival it's climax"

    I'm not much of a nautical buff so, while enjoyed learning the foreign terms, it took longer for me to follow the story and become enthralled.

    It's probably a great book for seasoned "nauticalist" especially if needing a good book to pass the time while underway
    The narrator is above average, I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another book read by him.

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    A well written account of a most remarkable voyage. I enjoyed it very much.

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    Powerful account and testimony to the human capacity for hope against the odds. Prebble commanded the story well, as usual.

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    "The most amazing story!!"

    Any description I can offer would not do this justice. It's an amazing story of the triumph of the human spirit against the worst possible circumstances.

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    The author somehow took me from my comfortable home and dropped me in the Antarctic. Literally on the edge of my seat. Quite a feat for an audiobook!

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    Incredible story, fantastically read.
    Endurance is the word, Shackleton is an exemplar leader. Best book in a long time.

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    "wow.. truly a must read"

    This story is almost unbelievable, but it's all so true. The will to survive is the strongest instinct in the animal world, and this book lays it out with little fluff and all substance.

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    Quite possibly my favorite book. I have read and re-read dozens of times over the last decade. What a pleasure to be able to listen to such an amazing story as I drive. Well done.

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