Endurance by Alfred Lansing audiobook

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

By Alfred Lansing
Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
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In August 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew set sail from England for Antarctica, where Shackleton hoped to be the first man to cross the uncharted continent on foot. Five months later, the Endurance—just a day's sail short of its destination—became locked in an island of ice, and its destiny and men became locked in history. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted until it was finally crushed, and 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. Inspired by the ordeal that Time magazine said "defined heroism," author Alfred Lansing conducted interviews with the crew's surviving members and pored over diaries and personal accounts to create his bestselling book on the miraculous voyage.

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A BookRiot Pick of 50 of the Best Thriller Audiobooks

A #3 Amazon.com bestseller in Arctic and Polar Subjects

In August 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew set sail from England for Antarctica, where Shackleton hoped to be the first man to cross the uncharted continent on foot. Five months later, the Endurance—just a day's sail short of its destination—became locked in an island of ice, and its destiny and men became locked in history. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted until it was finally crushed, and 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.

Inspired by the ordeal that Time magazine said "defined heroism," author Alfred Lansing conducted interviews with the crew's surviving members and pored over diaries and personal accounts to create his bestselling book on the miraculous voyage.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.” Wall Street Journal
“One of the great adventure stories of our time.” New York Times Book Review
“After hearing Endurance, mismatched socks and traffic snarls suddenly don’t seem quite so terrible.” USA Today
“One of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read.” Chicago Tribune
“The publishers couldn’t have found a better reader than Tim Pigott-Smith. His accent and low-key approach vibrate with subtle emotional strain as he takes us through the week-by-week, month-by-month ordeal, exuding an intensity that keeps the listener on the edge of the seat.” AudioFile
“The demand for good true adventure is insatiable—and here is a good candidate…an absorbing account of Ernest Shackleton’s third expedition to Antarctica…adventure handled with professional deftness.” Kirkus Reviews
“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
“Forget other audios on the expedition—this is the definitive.” Today’s Librarian

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Author

Author Bio: Alfred Lansing

Author Bio: Alfred Lansing

Alfred Lansing (1921–1975), a native of Chicago, was a journalist and writer. After serving in the US Navy, he majored in journalism at Northwestern University, edited a weekly newspaper until 1949, then joined the United Press, and in 1952 became a freelance writer. He is best known for his book Endurance, an account of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic explorations. In researching the book, he interviewed ten of the expedition’s surviving members and was granted access to the journals and personal diaries of eight others in order to get a more complete view of the expedition.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English