Editorial Reviews. Review. In the summer of , Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic. The goal of his. : Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (Audible Audio Edition ): Alfred Lansing, Simon Prebble, Inc. Blackstone Audio: Books. In Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing tells the story of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s experience from 5 December

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Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Drugs in the Third Reich. I recommend this audiobook too because the narrator work was superb. Fearing that the small boat is now too unseaworthy to round the island, Shackleton and the two strongest men set out to cross the island—a feat never before accomplished.

Other books in this series. This book is assigned in schools. The Endurance became locked in a sea of ice, only lahsing be slowly crushed while it’s crew looked on helpless to save her. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list. A Portrayal of Martial Arts in the 20th Century. Too weak to go on, a majority of the men remained there while Shackleton and five others set off in the James Caird for South Georgia.

Please try again later. In December,the expedition, aboard the purpose-built polar exploration ship Endurance, enters the pack ice of the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica some 1, nautical miles east of the Palmer Peninsula. What struck me about the writing was how modern it was.

What adds to the appeal of the book endyrance the wonderful color throughout – details of how the men made life bearable during this unbea I rarely re-read books, but this was such a gripping, true-life adventure, and well told, that I have read it three times in the last fifteen years. When it was mostly under, he simply stepped off. The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition Once they reached King Haakon Bay, Shackleton and two others made the first confirmed land crossing of incresible South Georgia interior, arriving at the whaling station of Stromness.


Honestly, it’s a fascinating story and a true testament to the will of man, but it is also extremely repetitive. There are always some details that make the story just a little less dramatic than in the made-for-TV movie.

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He picks his crew “capriciously. Shackleton and his men had to camp on an ice floe, and slowly drifted out to sea.

Made of glass, he was not allowed all. After the sale, Shackleton rechristened her Endurancein keeping with the motto of his family, Fortitudine vincimus —”By endurance we conquer.

It was actually a strange little musical, and not particularly good, but it managed to pique my interest. The actual photographs of the Endurance stuck in the ice are worth the price of the shaclleton edition.

For five months Shackleton and his crew survived on drifting ice packs in one of the most savage regions of the world before they were finally able to set sail again in one of the ship’s lifeboats.

Although I hazily remembered Shackleton’s voyage from history class, it wasn’t until Kelly’s Endurance: I grabbed the audiobook of this and while Simon Prebble’s narration was excellent, I found parts were a little long winded.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Summary & Study Guide

Jan 31, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Equal turns luck, skill, and determination make for an amazing journey. What was a threat was the sustained cold, wet and monotony.


Alfred Lansing tells it straight, with lots of quotes from the sailors’ diaries, and brilliant structuring. Little did they know, they would run into some hellish circumstances that would push them to their absolute limit.

Any hope of survival seemed lost Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to be a little underwhelming. On the book itself, the narrative was written by piecing together all the events experienced by the crew of the Endurance, accomplished via combing through every diary kept encurance the expedition and extensive interviews with almost all the surviving crew members.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Stuck in “the icy wasteland of the Antarctic’s treacherous Weddell Sea, just about midway between the South Pole and the nearest known bj of humanity, some 1, miles away,” the ship Endurance is abandoned a little more than a year after setting out from London in The author interviewed survivors of the ill-fated expedition to Antarctica and also used some of their diaries as his source material.

I believe this enabled the author to put forth an in-depth and intimate account of this most incredible and perilous voyage, which lasted almost two years.

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The journal entries and notes from the men involved, to which Lansing had unprecedented access, provide essential flavor to the story and increase the sense of intimacy.

One of the best novels based on a true story that talks about “Endurance” in harsh situations. A truly inspirational saga of men prevailing over seemingly impossible odds and nightmarish conditions and making this sacrifice at the alter of the human need for exploration and the conquering of the unknown.