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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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    True tale of what man can endure. It is amazing what can happen with hope

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    Simply amazing. The story would make for unbelievable fiction were it not true. Having lived 5 months at McMurdo Station I understand so much of the landscape and features they describe. their survival and the whole story is amazing. What's more - it is told in such an engaging way.

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    "Unbelievable!!"

    This adventure was unbelievable. The strength of these men was nothing short of cement solid fortitude. I loved every word and Simon Prebble did an outstanding job. The narrator makes listening a complete joy.

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    "Great performance but missing a little bit"

    The narrator was spot on and did a fantastic job by allowing himself to become a character within the narrative. He was able to give it a very personal look into the lives by not only using with the author had written down and yet also allow the reader to enter into the experience that these men had. I just wish the book had a follow-up story or an epilogue of how each man after the event ended up years after the fact.

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    A must listen for history buffs and others that like real life. This shows how to overcome what life throws you.

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    Enjoyable audiobook to listen to. Thank you audible for making it free that particular day.

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    "The most awesome story I've ever heard!"

    I had never heard of the ENDURANCE. This story gripped me from the first lines and just would not let go. I had to wrap myself in a blanket because the story and the narration left me so cold - I actually felt as though I was with the crew.
    I know I will listen to this book again and again, especially when I am down in the dumps and feeling sorry for myself. How can one feel sorry for oneself when the crew of the Endurance endured such extreme circumstances. Such bravery - such refusal to give up!

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    When she went under all I could think was "your in it now boys.... Goodluck"

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    "Historical fact based Fiction at it's Finest!"

    Exceptionally well written based on factual diaries.
    This story took the dri out of snowdrift!

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    Eric S. Belmont, MA United States 11-08-17
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    "Amazing Story from Another Age"

    This story gripped me and I think listening to it gave the whole incredible adventure an extra air of realism, an enhancement, that reading the book online or off would not. This is a one of a kind adventure that plunges the reader into a time now over a century in the past. As you listen, it's important to picture the story unfolding, the characters taking enormous risks and doing things that were the right thing to do in another age, in a different time. It's a great joy to consider and learn about Mr. Shackleton's Incredible Voyage.

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