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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 impossible story by a master storyteller"

    One of the most amazing accounts of man versus nature that I have ever read. Lansing has done an incredible job recounting this landmark story, and Prebble puts an authentic voice to these words. I feel as though I've been through the tale "Unbroken" again, through a different lens with different people, and this time a war against nature, rather than a war against man. This story should be heard.

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    Baruch Klassen 7806 Middle Waitsburg Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362 12-01-16
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    "a good listen."

    Felt like I was there, in the cold Antartic seas. A wonderful non-fiction story. A good buy especially when on sale.

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    Janet W. Smith Asheville, NC USA 11-29-16
    Janet W. Smith Asheville, NC USA 11-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Endurance Review"

    I have never been so cold, so tired, or so hungry in my life. I taste salt and feel seasick. a great life event retold by a master.

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    Felix 11-28-16
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    "Incredible story!"

    Glad I chose to listen to this book. It is a tale of epic proportions that leaves the listener in silent awe of the human capacity to survive and persevere against all odds. Also demonstrates the importance of teamwork and close-knit group dynamics to achieve a common goal.

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    Karve Ontario Canada 11-23-16
    Karve Ontario Canada 11-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    What made the experience of listening to Endurance the most enjoyable?

    Everything.


    Any additional comments?

    It's just beyond my comprehension what these men must have endured. It doesn't matter how cold, how miserable, how hungry, how uncomfortable any of us have been in our regular lives, it doesn't compare in the slightest to what they went through.
    The story is extremely well written and Mr. Prebble does a great job reading it. For me it definitely helps that he is British. It adds that extra bit of realism to the story. I will be listening to this again or reading it some day.

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    Matthew 11-22-16
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    "An enthralling account of courage and endurance."

    This book makes me wonder if there are men like this today hat could band together and then do emotional and environmental strain and overcome it with an enduring Bond of Brotherhood.

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    "Amazing story!"

    I loved the narration and the story was incredible! Many books attempt to insert historical fact at steady interval, although this is a necessity the author does it in a very natural way that flows very well while maintaining the momentum of each passage

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    "unbelievable"

    I can't believe these men survived. This is so good. I can't imagine how hard that must have been.

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    JRV 11-04-16
    JRV 11-04-16

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    "Amazing performance"

    GREAT book. Riveting. Such an inspiration to endure through adversity and a testimony of the capabilities of the human body and spirit.

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    Marek 11-03-16
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    "Incredible story of Adventure and Perseverance"

    Amazing Story! wow! I can't believe this is real. Should be a Gollywood film! Perfect narrator voice!

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