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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An American journalist who wrote for Collier’s, among other magazines and was later an editor for Time, Inc.

One of the best novels based on a true story that talks about “Endurance” in harsh situations. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventure that takes them to places they have never been, and meeting the men who are part of the journey. Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, a historical account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s voyage to Antarctica, written for a young adult audience. When the pack breaks up, they launch the lifeboats they salvaged from the Endurance and land on Elephant Island.

View all 10 comments. Simon Prebble was the narrator of the audiobook and he did an excellent job. Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Marilee E. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Another phenomenon is the tide rip, where a deep-water tide could surface and gather ice and other debris and without warning move it at incredible speeds devastating anything is its path.

I was even looking strangely at my dog, and I love my dog. They salvage as much food and material as possible, and the expedition’s dogs, sledges, and boats, are stockpiled on the floe. Shackleton then led a crew of five aboard the James Caird through the Drake Passage and miraculously reached South Georgia Island nautical miles away.


A few abortive attempts are made to sledge over the pack ice but slushy conditions and endless pressure ridges make it obvious that any sledging attempts are doomed to failure. He gave the voyae Every left the ship but him.

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Jan 13, Laura Noggle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Altred this were a work of fiction, you’d barely believe it, but you’d credit Alfred Lansing for his story-telling and imagination. I chose Endurance to add symmetry to my list. All in various permutations. Because the the expedition was supposed to be a trans-Antarctic, there were lots of dogs.

If they were to get out–they had to get themselves out. However, if Shackleton was my captain, he could probably get more out of me then I would think possi Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men have taken away my man card. The entire crew with 50 dogs left the doomed vessel, camping on ice and using small boats to attempt to reach the nearest island.

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Faced with a “do or die” situation, Shackleton makes the call to lead the men in search of dry land. Enabled Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. It reads like a novel. Honestly, it’s a fascinating story and a true testament to the will of man, but it is also extremely repetitive. The men spent about 15 months on yb ice.

Their planned destination is changed several times as storms or pack ice cut off various escapes; they finally, incredibly, and happily reunite just off the shore of Elephant Island where a barely tenable beach is located and land.

There were many parts of their journey that I could barely read, I was cringing. But Endurance isn’t just a tale of misery, it is a vivid description of their journey, the dangers they faced, and the obstacles they overcame.


Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face of astounding obstacles. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they drifted north. On one extreme, you’re on a tropical beach. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Purchase the hardcover th anniversary edition, that was just published.

shackletton At least that is how it’s documented in this book. Insomuch as a written account of a noted historical event can be spoiled, this review contains spoilers. Seals and penguins feature prominently in their diet, with the occasional sea leopard. Read more from the Study Guide. Before reaching their destination, some months after leaving port, their ship Endurance got encircled like a captive oncredible a floating posse of giant ice boulders. The situation is indeed desperate and the ice floe upon which the men are encamped dwindles away by erosion and melting.

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Alfred Lansing’s book, written in from interviews and journals of the survivors, is now back in print. When it was mostly under, he simply stepped off. His actual reason for his completely irrational attempts at Everest is perhaps better revealed by another quote of his, “Have we vanquished an enemy?

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