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3.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Farr Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard has always dreamt of becoming an explorer. So in the spring of 1910, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott offers young Cherry the position of Assistant Zoologist aboard the Terra Nova, Cherry considers himself the luckiest man alive.

Cherry's luck, however, will soon change. Far off in the icy unknown of Antarctica, where temperatures plummet below - 77°F, exploration is synonymous with a struggle for life. Frostbite, scurvy, hidden ice chasms, and packs of hungry killer whales are very real dangers. But even these perils don't prepare Cherry for the expedition he and two other crew members embark upon to collect the eggs of Emperor penguins. Along the way, he will face the elements head-on, risking life and limb in the name of science.

Rife with captivating details of survival in an icy wilderness, this reimagining of the famous 1910 expedition to the South Pole, told in Cherry's voice, is an unforgettable tale of courage and camaraderie. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 12/13/2013

    " It was a different age in 1911 when Robert Falcon Scott and his crew set off from Cardif, Wales for the South Pole. Scott and 4 others would not return. Adventure reading with a twist...this book is a fictional account and condensed version one of the team's books published in 1923. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 12/4/2013

    " Well-written, beautifully illustrated, intense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 4/3/2013

    " I read this without any real history of what it was about. Kind of a grim ending to it and somewhat off from where it was going. Not a bad and fast read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jolene | 3/27/2013

    " If you are interested in the tales of the North this is an interesting account of the quest to reach the South Pole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/5/2013

    " Really great. The second half really helped give insight into the Terra Nova polar expedition. The first half set up previous expeditions and put the 1911-1912 expedition into context. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Foster | 1/13/2013

    " Even though you may not be strong, you are still good at something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 9/18/2012

    " This was interesting, but again pretty depressing since most of them die before the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryon | 6/26/2012

    " It is amazing to me what torture people will go through in the name of adventure. Read it in one night. I couln't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/12/2012

    " The story is solid enough; the reader makes it so good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lex | 12/20/2011

    " I'm glad to have experienced this books but I had to take a few breaks because it depressed me. I am amazed at what these men went through but sometimes it was too sad for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keefeli | 7/31/2011

    " I found the first person point of view annoying since the book was presented as non-fiction yet was not written by Apsley Cherry Garrard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shayla Moniz | 5/6/2011

    " A great book and I admit I got teary at one point "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/4/2011

    " The story is solid enough; the reader makes it so good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 5/2/2010

    " This was interesting, but again pretty depressing since most of them die before the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 12/18/2009

    " Even though you may not be strong, you are still good at something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryon | 12/1/2009

    " It is amazing to me what torture people will go through in the name of adventure. Read it in one night. I couln't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keefeli | 9/27/2009

    " I found the first person point of view annoying since the book was presented as non-fiction yet was not written by Apsley Cherry Garrard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 3/6/2009

    " It was a different age in 1911 when Robert Falcon Scott and his crew set off from Cardif, Wales for the South Pole. Scott and 4 others would not return. Adventure reading with a twist...this book is a fictional account and condensed version one of the team's books published in 1923. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jolene | 2/22/2009

    " If you are interested in the tales of the North this is an interesting account of the quest to reach the South Pole. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Farr

Richard Farr grew up in England’s West Country, one of the world’s leading producers of strange names for small villages. He worked as a teacher of English as a second language, a farmhand, a journalist, a college philosophy professor, a voice talent, a corporate trainer, a speechwriter, a copywriter, a gas station attendant, and a stay-at-home dad—though not in that order. Since moving to the United States in 1984, he has lived in a variety of cities around the country. He now writes full time.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.