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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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    Ibotenicus Kane, PA. United States 06-08-17
    Ibotenicus Kane, PA. United States 06-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "What an adventure."

    I could not imagine living through such trials. This story took me away too Elephant Isle.

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    Charles C. Mulberg 06-06-17 Listener Since 2000
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    "They don't make em like they used to."

    it's unbelievable what these men were able to do together and for so long! I enjoyed the reading as well you felt the difference in the different journal entries

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    Benjamin W Dauksewicz 06-03-17
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    "Remarkable"

    Undeniably one of the most incredible stories of perseverance ever written. Preble is a great narrator.

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    Allan Fredensborg, Denmark 05-31-17
    Allan Fredensborg, Denmark 05-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Truly engaging and inspirational"

    A truly engaging ordeal. Breathtaking and riveting despite the often slow and meticulous account of daily trivialities. A remarkable telling of the depths of human courage and tenacity to fight, and persevere against insurmountable odds. It gives you courage and make whatever hardships you encounter seem trivial by comparison.

    The narrator Aimon Prebble has great pace and command of different accents and breathes life into the oddball characters.

    Towards the end, I found myself stirred to tears again and again. I warmly recommend that you take the time to truly take in the enormity of what Shackleton and his men endured and I feel certain you will keep it with you for a lifetime and find it inspiring.

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    J Koster 05-30-17
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    "Fantastic"
    Where does Endurance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the best I've listened to. If you're used to listening on faster than 1x speed, this is book worth slowing down and listening to on regular speed to let the storytelling and the drama unfold without rushing.


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    Troy 05-27-17
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    "Awesome tale superbly told."

    Amazing story of human spirit and strength. Written and read in a fantastic manner. Kept me listening intently

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    "thrilling"

    hooked from the start and I couldn't put it down. the author was amazing and the narration was superb.

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    james hayes 05-24-17
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    "unbelievable triumph​of human nature"

    incredibly disturbing story of ridiculously​ difficult trials a group of men lived through and survived

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    Blake 05-23-17
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    "Love this story."

    Everybody needs to have more grit like Shackleton! I loved how the grand adventure was portrayed.

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    Dana Rampi-Cruz 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Classic tale of an Epic journey"

    Loved every minute of the book!! I'm amazed at Shackleton and his men and the performance brought their story to life.

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