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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (98 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Roberts Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1743, a Russian ship was blown off course and trapped in ice off the coast of Svalbard (Spitzbergen), a barren Arctic island. Four sailors went ashore with only two days’ supplies, and only twenty pounds of flour for food. Upon return they found the ship had vanished, apparently crushed and sunk by the ice. Blessed with courage and ingenuity, the men survived more than six years of unimaginable hardship—including polar bear attacks—until another ship blown off course rescued them.

An expert on the literature of adventure, David Roberts was incredulous when he first heard the story. His near-obsessive quest to find the true story culminated with his own journey to the same desolate island. Here, Roberts shares the remarkable story that he discovered, a meditation on the genius of survival against impossible odds.

Riveting and haunting, Four against the Arctic chronicles an incredible true story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An inspirational survival story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The tale at the heart of this recording is one of the greatest feats of wilderness survival in history…Robertson Dean’s reading [is] well paced and keeps the narrative moving.”

    AudioFile

  • “The book is an astonishing story, an almost unbelievable feat of survival.”

    Booklist

  • “Dogged research and hard travel to distant places make for a gem in the literature of survival under dire conditions.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim | 12/8/2013

    " Author is full of himself "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tao | 11/28/2013

    " Too long for its essence. The writer spent way too much time describing himself and his research than the "four against the arctic". The audio book is more than 10 hours long. Fortunately it is an audio book, so the time was not totally wasted, I still got my dishes washed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ellis | 1/13/2013

    " After reading this book I ate some oranges. Scurvy...OUCH! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amy | 8/27/2012

    " Interesting story but it was hard to finish and kind if anticlimactic. "

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