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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.