Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

By Alfred Lansing
Read by Simon Prebble

10.35 Hours 11/01/2007 unabridged
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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 in the world 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.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 Audible.com bestseller in November 2017

A 2008 Audie Award Finalist for Best Nonfiction Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Audible Pick of 10 Books Listeners Are Raving About This Month

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 in the world 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Simon Prebble gives each [of the crew] a unique voice, from Cockney to Scot. He ambles engagingly through the calmer moments of the narrative and grabs the listener by the lapels when the going gets rough, as it did more times than the ordinary person would be able to endure. Even if you know the story well, Prebble’s narration will bring to life the despair, elation, and sheer will of these men to survive, and to triumph, together. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.” Wall Street Journal
“Endurance is one of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read.” Chicago Tribune
“Riveting.” New York Times
“Without a doubt this painstakingly written authentic adventure story will rank as one of the classic tales of the heroic age of exploration.” Christian Science Monitor
“Without doubt a classic, rousing tale of the heroic age of exploration.” Saturday Review

Reviews

Reviews

by MarkG 9/13/2017
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Greatest adventure

Brilliant story simply told. I would have been happy for it to have been much longer involving more detail about the journey and personalities of the men.

Author

Author Bio: Alfred Lansing

Alfred Lansing (1921–1975), a native of Chicago, was a journalist and writer. After serving in the Navy, he majored in journalism at Northwestern University. He edited a weekly newspaper until 1949, then joined the United Press, and in 1952 became a freelance writer.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English