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4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alfred Lansing Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2000 ISBN:
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The year was 1915. Equipment and food supplies were totally inadequate. After battling its way for six weeks through thousands of miles of pack ice and located only a day's sail from its destination, the Endurance became locked inside an island of ice. Yet Ernest Shackleton enabled all 27 of his men to survive for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas - leadership without equal. This gripping account is based on contemporaneous diaries and interviews conducted by the author with these exceptional men. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 6/17/2011

    " Not hooked yet, waiting to see what happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bobby | 6/8/2011

    " powerful saga. great book for managers and aspiring ones. i use in my classroom often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shalane | 6/3/2011

    " Absolutely amazing story, everybody should read this! Dan and I read it out loud and we couldn't put it down. The author does a really good job telling the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 6/2/2011

    " Even the repeated cycle of surviving each day can become mundane, but for the most part, Endurance successfully drags the reader through the suspenseful account of a true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 5/16/2011

    " Heroic is not a big enough word to describe this story of survival when everything--literally everything--goes wrong in one of the most unforgiving environments on earth.

    My only complaint is that reading this book made it harder for me to feel sorry for myself when I had a cold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 5/16/2011

    " I sat on my porch and cried as I finished this book! An amazing story of friendship, teamwork and survival. Beautiful.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 5/15/2011

    " One of the best 2 or 3 books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 5/13/2011

    " gripping. good to read in hot weather. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tuck | 5/12/2011

    " a truly incredible story, and the leader actually worked his ass off to bring his crew back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 5/10/2011

    " Wow! What a great story. A case where real life is stranger than fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline | 5/9/2011

    " wow. not the best book ever written, but truly an incredible story!! i kept reading b/c i needed to know how it ended. it's a testament to mans will to survive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aran | 5/6/2011

    " Got a little boring after a while... Just glad I'm not trapped at the South Pole, I guess. "

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Tim Pigott-Smith is a British classical stage and television actor.  He has narrated everything from Wilbur Smith's adventure works, Triumph of the Sun and Blue Horizon to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic The Brothers Karamazov, for which he received an AudioFile Earphones Award. He was an Audie finalist for Professor Joanna Burke’s 2006 original works Eyewitness: 1940-1949, Eyewitness: 1950-1959 and Eyewitness: 1960-1969.

 

Pigott-Smith performed in Broadway in Sherlock Holmes as well as opposite such British stars as Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Geraldine James, and Patrick Stewart. He has appeared in a host of Shakespearean classics on television including Henry IV, Part I and Measure for Measure as well as in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, Downton Abbey, and The Hour.  His many film credits include Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Bloody Sunday, and Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York.