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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The men on the other side of South Georgia Island are quickly rescued. I finished the last paragraph with tears running down my face and shaking my head in disbelief. All of these men have an iron will, there’s simply no other way to explain it. I highly, highly recommend this classic true kansing of survival to anyone who seeks to be inspired by the sheer indefatigable will, courage and nobility that humans can be capable of.

This is in no way a criticism of a real life situation, just maybe a tighter narrative would have vkyage better.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

He served in the U. He attempts to use an analogy from Endurance to explain end times theology yet he makes the point that his analogy will only probably be understood by those who are acquainted with Biblical prophecy.

Epilogue teared me up because of the true JOY I felt for this account to the Arctic voyaye through journals that survived along with all the crew. Part VII and Epilogue. By late October,Endurance drifts some nautical miles to the north-east, frozen fast in apparently limitless pack ice.

Feb 17, Kim Noggle rated it it was amazing. I have never enjoyed an audiobook like this.

When she finally sunk, Shackleton and his 27 men would be stranded on the ice in the middle of the sea. I give the author credit for presenting these facts and labels, but the overall tone is off.


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He then took two of those men on the first successful overland crossing of the island. Let me just tell you how long the horror was: I have read this book several times over the years and it never fails to excite. For vvoyage who is not familiar this story — quite simply, this must be the greatest true story of survival against all the odds and is simply unparalleled in our times. Forced to abandon ship, the men were trapped on ice floes for months while they aflred north.

It is also a rare historical, non-fiction book that is as exciting as any novel. 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. Using diaries of expedition members and interviews with those lanzing living, Lansing tells the story of the expedition, which met with disaster when their ship, the Endurance, was surrounded and eventually crushed by ice, leaving Shackleton and his crew trapped on the ice floes for five months before they were able to escape to open water zlfred one of the lifeboats.

This study guide contains the following sections: The way they engineer their own rescue is hardly to be believed. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Write a customer review. Until he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois. It’s true that there aren’t the same large physical frontiers, and it’s increasingly hard to do something that hasn’t been done before, or be the most superlative at anything in a world with billions of humans.

This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience. InErnest Shackleton wanted to make the first land crossing of Antarctica.


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At most, these guys got a bit cranky. The men there are in shock and utter awe at the strength and determination of Shackleton and his men. Mar 03, Andy rated it it was ok. Robert Edwin Peary, an American explorer, is credited with having been the first to reach the geographic North Pole. Amazon Ijcredible Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Few men unaccustomed to it can fight off its effects altogether, and it has driven some men mad. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world. By January,Endurance is a scant 60 nautical miles from its intended landfall—but it is also frozen immobile in pack ice that extends to all horizons.

Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Study Guide. 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. A simply astounding story of, what else, endurance. Follow Us on Facebook. The object of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland.

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. These men excelled at surviving because they had to.