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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caroline Alexander, Michael Tezla, Martin Ruben Narrator: Michael Tezla, Martin Ruben, Caroline Alexander Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In August 1914, renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. They came within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack, and the crew was stranded on the floes. Their ordeal lasted for twenty grueling months, and the group made two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before they were finally rescued.

Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton’s expedition. An extraordinary re-creation of the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship, and the crew’s heroic daily struggle for survival, The Endurance thrillingly describes one of the last great adventures in the brave age of exploration—perhaps the greatest of them all.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shawn Stewart | 2/13/2014

    " If I had the means, I'd visit the graves of all 28 men who set out on this journey to pay my respects. Their adventure is a remarkable story that I enjoyed reading, except for the parts where they ate their pets. (Numerous dogs, and a male cat named Mrs. Chippy- RIP) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nyna | 2/8/2014

    " I read this book in tandem with Alfred Lansing's "Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Journey," trying to pair up the chapters in corresponding blocks and going back and forth. I would highly recommend reading both books, especially in this fashion. Both books have different view points and prejudices. And Alexander's inclusion of spectacular photographs should not be missed. "

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

    " Read this edition with the pictures. It's an amazing story about amazing men and their characters are astounding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andy | 1/30/2014

    " If you haven't read this book you are missing out. I turn to this book all the time when I think I have things bad. A wonderful mix of journal entries and commentary. It is one of the most well rounded versions of the unbelievable Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916. I suppose the one thing this book lacks that, Shackleton himself covers in his book South, is the story of the other boat involved in the trans-Antarctic crossing. "

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