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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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    "Exciting even though you think you know the end"

    A story about bravery and endurance beyond the scope of human imagination. The stuff heroes are made of.

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    Amazon Customer Decatur, AL 03-19-16
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    Loved the story. It did an awesome job of conveying how strong these men were. It also makes one wonder if one could perform so admirably under the same conditions. Narrator was brilliant. Highly recommended!

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    "Incredible story well told"

    Amazing feat of survival and demonstration of leadership under impossible conditions. Difficult to stop once started.

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    "Better than the best I have read in the last 4 yrs"

    Great book. Turn this book into an epic movie seems like a no brainer. Great performance from Simon, as always.

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    "Endurance"

    An incredible story of human endurance in the face of incredible odds. an excellent, well-performed, thoroughly researched account of Shackleton's ill-fated voyage.

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    "Amazing journey!!"

    This book was everything I hoped it would be. What an amazing journey and example of human endurance and determination!!

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    "And you had a bad day"

    I love this type of story it sets in perspective the details of our days and how minor most of them are good work thank you

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    "A Great Adventure"

    I've read several books about expeditions in Earth's polar regions* and this one ranks very near the top. It's a nice, tight account of Shackleton's odyssey from the icebound Endurance to Stromness Bay on South Georgia Island. The preparation of the expedition was covered as well, like Shackleton's selection of personnel -- I very much disliked Thomas Orde-Lees-- and procurement of sled dogs and food stores. There was no discernible hero worship in Lansing's book, a welcomed aspect.

    The narration by Simon Prebble was top-notch. It was a fine adventure.

    *If you enjoy man against nature expeditions then you might like "In the Land of White Death" by Russian explorer Valerian Albanov. It's a very different outcome but relates the same kind of challenges faced by Shackleton's crew . . . except it takes place in the Arctic where ice bears roam.

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    "History More Fantastic than Fictuon"

    the story is almost too fantastical to believe. yet because the narrative was drawn from so many different journals and logs its authenticity is unquestioned. And the narration captures all the Nuance detail and drama. I could not turn it off

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    "They don't make men like that anymore."

    This group of courageous and tough men will go down in history as larger than life heroes. This book was a joy to listen to and it makes me proud to beling to the human race.

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