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Author: Ernest Shackleton Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781452671352
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As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Stephen Crossley offers a measured narration with a positive tone and an Oxbridge accent that make Shackleton come alive.”

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  • Stephen Crossley offers a measured narration with a positive tone and an Oxbridge accent that make Shackleton come alive. AudioFile

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/14/2011

    " What courage! No whining and it would have been forgiven. Good writing too!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 4/5/2011

    " I lkie it because i learnt about lots of stuff and know about Ernest Shackleton Adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peregrine | 12/7/2010

    " You won't understand the meaning of the word fortitude until you've read this book. I'm not kidding. This is possibly the greatest survival story in existence today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 5/22/2010

    " stay organized, don't give up and take care of your people "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Taro | 5/12/2010

    " Could not get into it. Kept falling asleep trying to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 5/5/2010

    " Amazing how Shackleton and his crew survived a year shipwrecked in Antarctica at the turn of last century. "

About the Author

Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) was an Irish polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic in the early twentieth century. He was a junior officer under Robert Falcon Scott during the 1901–1904 expedition to the South Pole. His expedition on the whaler Nimrod in 1907 earned him a knighthood. He detailed his adventures aboard the Endurance during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914–1917 in the memoir South.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.