The Endurance by Caroline Alexander audiobook

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition

By Caroline Alexander
Read by Michael Tezla and Martin Ruben

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6.05 Hours Abridged
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In August 1914, renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. They came within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack, and the crew was stranded on the floes. Their ordeal lasted for twenty grueling months, and the group made two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before they were finally rescued. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton’s expedition. An extraordinary re-creation of the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew’s heroic daily struggle for survival, The Endurance thrillingly describes one of the last great adventures in the brave age of exploration—perhaps the greatest of them all.

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In August 1914, renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. They came within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack, and the crew was stranded on the floes. Their ordeal lasted for twenty grueling months, and the group made two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before they were finally rescued.

Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton’s expedition. An extraordinary re-creation of the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew’s heroic daily struggle for survival, The Endurance thrillingly describes one of the last great adventures in the brave age of exploration—perhaps the greatest of them all.

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Author Bio: Caroline Alexander

Author Bio: Caroline Alexander

Caroline Alexander has written for the New Yorker, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of several books. She is the curator of “Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Expedition,” an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English