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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He and his wife, Barbara, whom he married inhad two children. View a FREE sample. They teetered on the verge of starvation and freezing to death, lived and slept in the most miserably wet, frozen conditions, shackletton little protection from blizzards and gale-force winds. At every turn, their situation seems to go from bad to worse.

The book describes the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition —17 his third expedition, also known as the Endurance Expedition. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. All of these men have an iron will, there’s simply no other way to explain it. We should not be teaching young people that leadership is selfishness, hubris, poor planning, bad decision-making, etc. Until he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois.

I may not sleep as much as most people, but you take away my shut eye for 24 hours and I’m apt to go on a 3 state killing-spree. Leave it to Mother Nature to come up with this unusual form of torture He received the Purple Heart for his wartime service. Every time you think it can’t possibly suck worse to be them, it sucks worse.


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. Several camps are made on the ice, the last aptly named: Lansing did some impressive reporting by interviewing the survivors of the expedition, and he also had access to numerous journals and logbooks. He served in the U. Though the narrator was very good, I had trouble keeping my attention on the story as the guys killed another seal and were cold Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

That these men were able to survive in the harsh, barren conditions of Antarctica, where temperatures frequently fell below zero is amazing.

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I recommend this book for those who enjoy true adventure stories. There aren’t many true-life tales that live up to the hype.

Mar 03, Andy rated it it was ok. Seventy-five years after that this song hit the charts– https: How did it affect other journeys to the pole.

Over the next few weeks the crew continues salvage operations as Endurance is slowly but entirely crushed. View all 7 comments. Read more from the Study Guide. Truly an astonishing story. Incrdible, sad and necessary.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Although I hazily remembered Shackleton’s voyage from history class, it wasn’t until Kelly’s Endurance: This study guide contains the following sections: Monotony in their activity, their diet and the company they kept. Feb 17, Kim Noggle rated it it was amazing. In Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on an expedition to make the first land crossing of the barren Antarctic continent from the east to the west coast. What a page turner. For many days the battered and weary crew fights gales and traverses several hundred nautical miles to finally make landfall on South Georgia island—the closest practical outpost of civilization.


Thomas and Robert C. The author of this book, Alfred Lansing, was a journalist all his life. For the glory of Britain and for his own glory too. From he accompanied Douglas Mawson on his Australasian Antarctic Expedition and was one of the party that sledged to the South Pole. Through the diaries of team members and interviews with survivors, Lansing reconstructs the months of terror and hardship the Endurance crew suffered.

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This was my introduction to Shackleton, and I am left reeling from the experience. He had saved all his men. Seals and penguins feature prominently in their diet, with the occasional sea leopard.