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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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Shadkleton have read several stories of true survival, but this one takes the cake. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat I mention this because Lansing’s book was originally published inbut didn’t become a bestseller until decades later when shackletpn publisher who was a fan decided to reprint it.

I felt quite unworthy on every I am almost unable to express my feelings about this amazing and unbelievable story. It is more than enough to keep you white-knuckled and awed. These events shackldton place around think early Downton Abby seasonsan era that seems to be on the cusp between old timey-days and modern times.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I only wanted to finish the book and move on to something more interesting. It reads like a novel. Seventy-five years after that this song hit the charts– endurnce There is only so much snow, ice, freezing water, freezing temperatures, waves, ice pack, ice pressure, wind, hopeless, etc.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Write a customer review. After reading their story I feel as though these men have conquered the earth!

I grabbed the audiobook of this and while Simon Prebble’s narration was excellent, I found parts were a little long winded. National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction Nuff said I think except for the almost preternatural lnasing and good humor with which the enterprise was conducted. At the end of August,incredibpe, Shackleton and his rescue party finally reach the much-depressed survivors and take them from the forbidding shores of their temporary home.


They decided with the current to the northwest until the ice finally crushed the Endurance.

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I have never even remotely come into a situation as dire and desperate as the stranded crew of the Endurance. Hardly no 2 days on the ice were the same.

Favorite Quotes “Few men have borne the responsibility Shackleton did at that moment. What struck me endrance the writing was how modern it was. Open Preview See a Problem? This is one of the great adventure stories endkrance our time. He and his wife, Barbara, whom he married inhad two children.

The ship was beset and eventually crushed by ice floes in the Weddell Sea leaving the men stranded on the pack ice. Along with being snackleton by the technical details of how the men overcame each obstacle, I also loved the added personal details such as the diary entries among the men for the same day, seeing what was going through each mind after having the same experience.

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At most, these guys got a bit cranky. At one point, a group of men with Shackleton survived for over 3 full days without sleep. Alexander McAuliffe According to the author of the introduction to my edition of Endurance Nathaniel PhilbrickShackleton’s account was ghost-written and is full of …more According to the author of the introduction to my edition of Endurance Nathaniel PhilbrickShackleton’s account was ghost-written and is full of more flowery Edwardian language than survival skill and leadership on display here.

Lansing died in From time to time dogs are killed to conserve food and various interesting natural wonders are witnessed. The introduction alone was so striking, I listened to it four times.

I think it is due for another re-read! More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Endurance: With a few choice details and diary excerpts, Lansing also makes almost all of the men come alive on the page as very distinct and often quirky characters.

I wasn’t aware that it was even possible until I’ve read this book. It wasand there were no helicopters, no Weasels, no Sno-Cats, no suitable planes. These men maintained themselves emotionally.


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And yet, endhrance survived, and they functioned largely without despair or fear. Faced with a “do or die” situation, Shackleton makes the call to lead the men in search of dry land. Lansing is a master for the description of those explorers hardships, desire to follow Shacketon’ orders.

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Endurance drifts with the pack ice for several months, eventually losing sight of land as the typical Weddell Sea current spins the vast pack ice floe in a slow clockwise direction. Aug 28, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To ask other readers questions about Enduranceplease sign up. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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. Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.

A bestseller since it was first published inAlfred Lansing’s Endurance now features a foreword and afterword from Dr. The author interviewed many of the crew members and had firsthand accounts.

But Endurance isn’t just a tale of misery, enrurance is a vivid description of their journey, the dangers they faced, and the obstacles they overcame. Jan 31, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Explore the Home Gift Guide. It’s an amazing tale, yet as fiction it be ridiculed and rejected for its amazingly optimistic outcome. Editor and author Alfred Lansing is best known lanzing Endurance: