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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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    An amazing story of ordinary men pitted against all the odds. Truly remarkable and difficult to imagine.

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    I suspect from now on when I think of the word "perseverance" I shall think of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance. Such an amazing story and such excellent examples of teamwork, focus and keeping one's eye on the prize - even if the prize is only to survive. A great story and very well read.

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    Would you listen to Endurance again? Why?

    Yes, and I have several times already. The story is just amazing. When you think things can't get any worse, they do and the team somehow keeps going. It's a great story of human perseverance and achievement.


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    A brilliantly-written evocation of a hard-to-believe story. It's not exactly a fun listen - it's non-stop suffering from beginning to end - but it's absolutely riveting.

    This is an audiobook to listen to in winter when you're struggling through the sleet to get to work; it'll improve your life by making you realise how much worse things could be.

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    This book is by far the best book I have read in my life. Highly recommend!

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    One of The very best stories ever of living through terrible bouts with nature and the resilience of these incredible man

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    Really can't say enough about this book. This book will leave you shaking your head in a mix of amazement & disbelief & at a loss for words all at the same time. It's a classic; based in 1914-1917, this book shows first hand the account of these men (and I mean MEN) as their exploration across Antarctica goes horribly wrong. It's the story of unflinching courage & determination but above all.. supreme leadership & the power of staying positive in the race of extreme odds. This is a must read for everyone, especially outdoor enthusiasts & leaders.

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    I've read and listened to tons of books. This ranks at the top of my list. Highly recommend!

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