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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I have never enjoyed an audiobook like this. References to this book Learning Along the Way: Honestly, it’s a fascinating story and a true testament to the will of man, but it is also extremely repetitive.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Summary & Study Guide

When she finally sunk, Shackleton xhackleton his 27 men would be stranded on the ice in the middle of the sea. Once they were endurwnce enough north that the ice thinned somewhat, they were forced to journey in lifeboats incredivle dragged off the ship. Until he edited a weekly newspaper in Illinois.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Then Shackleton sets off again in one of the lifeboats, crossing the incredibly dangerous Drake Passage in nothing more than a foot open boat, hoping vogage reach South Georgia to come back with a relief ship for the men left behind on Elephant Island.

I wasn’t aware that it was even possible until I’ve read this book. The men were stuck in basically the same situation for almost 2 years. This book is the story of Ernest Shackleton and his 27 men. McGraw-Hill- Fiction – pages. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over miles of the South Atlantic’s heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.


Robert Edwin Peary, an American explorer, is credited with having been the first to reach the geographic North Pole. Then, with five other men, he sets sail in late April,in what is perhaps the most dangerous sea on the planet in a twenty-two foot open boat rigged with extemporized sails. The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age.

Finally, in early April,Shackleton orders the men into the three small boats as navigable leads open in the pack ice.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

These men maintained themselves emotionally. On the contrary the writing and narration are excellent. The breeze is soft and cooling.

He worked as a writer for United Press and for Collier’s magazine, as a freelance writer, and later as an editor for Time, Inc. View all 59 comments. If they were to get out–they had to get themselves out. 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.

Other editions – View all Endurance: The book describes the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition —17 his third expedition, also known as the Endurance Expedition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I recommend this book to those who want to throw themselves into another world, albeit a world cold, wet, icy and filled with fear, exhaustion and hunger.

To End All Wars: The expedition failed to accomplish its objective, but became recognized instead as an amazing feat of endurance. A tiny hut is constructed, penguins and seals are hunted, their meat stockpiled, and the men prepare for a long and isolated stay.


Although I lanxing remembered Shackleton’s voyage from history class, it wasn’t until Kelly’s Endurance: He picks his crew “capriciously. How did they react to the continuation of WWI upon their return?

View the Lesson Plans. In Octoberstill half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. Oncredible recommend this book to add to the collection of those books that give us the knowledge of what it takes to conquer a goal.

Pinned, it went into a slow death, was crushed and sank. What perseverance these men had clear til the end, all of them!

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Summary & Study Guide

As soon as he can, Shackleton goes back and rescues the rest of his party. The men there are in shock and utter awe at the strength and determination of Shackleton and his men. After several miserable days of freezing water and incredibly dangerous situations, the small craft are separated into two groups. It’s absolutely incredible what these 27 men went through.

I dreamt that I was stranded on yb iceberg, and was relieved to wake up in a bj, in a house, on land, in a warm climate and with food readily available.

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