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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (18,363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alfred Lansing Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • Endurance is one of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Defined heroism.”


  • “Without doubt a classic, rousing tale of the heroic age of exploration.”

    Saturday Review

  • “Shackleton’s Antarctic voyage aboard Endurance is one of the most extraordinary tales of heroism and determination in the history of exploration. Lansing draws on the journals of the crew: their nobility of purpose, their disagreements, their determination, their irrepressible cheer, and their admiration for and unwavering belief in their commander. Simon Prebble gives each 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
  • An Audible Pick of 10 Books Listeners Are Raving About This Month

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg | 2/15/2014

    " An utterly unbelievable tale of human survival. If you are an adventurer or outdoorsy person this is a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorenandkatie Huggins | 2/8/2014

    " I was fortunate enough to read this book while on a Coast Guard Ice Breaker in the Antarctic. What an amazing and inspiring story of what determined people are capable of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Torkel | 2/5/2014

    " The title says it all. Intense & suspenseful, and full of an incredible will to live and endure against all odds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela Boord | 2/1/2014

    " More than just an incredible adventure story and tale of survival, this book is incredibly well-written and paced more like a novel. "

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