Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Narrated by Simon Prebble / 10 hours 20 minutes
“This truly is an incredible adventure! Twenty-eight explorers bound for Antarctica in 1915 get trapped on an ice floe without a ship or any hope of rescue and have to find a way to survive. Lansing does a superb job of making the men seem real and full, including little details from their diaries about such things as icicles forming on their noses. After reading this book I wanted to immediately start over at the beginning--it's that good! Whether you're a fiction or nonfiction fan, I'd recommend this!”Kaitlyn, Buffalo Street Books
This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.
In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. 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.
Lansing describes how the men survived a 1,000-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean in the world and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains. The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines through.