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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Few men unaccustomed to it can fight off its effects altogether, and it has driven some men mad. On December 14,the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led the first successful expe This was exciting!

In Octoberstill half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. The expedition was well stocked, and rations were supplemented and eventually supplanted with what they could hunt. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The author interviewed survivors of the ill-fated expedition to Antarctica and also used some of their diaries as his source material.

Though they had failed dismally even to come close to the expedition’s original objective, they knew now that endirance they had done much, much more than ever they set out to do.

View all 72 comments. They teetered on the verge of starvation and freezing to death, lived inncredible slept in the most miserably wet, frozen conditions, with little protection from blizzards and gale-force winds.

Preview — Endurance by Alfred Lansing. After reading shacklfton story I feel as though these men have conquered the earth! Oh, and there are pictures!

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Summary & Study Guide

Nevertheless, the book was certainly not boring. Though they never received the recognition for discovering and charting Antarctica, these men will forever be remembered for their miraculous journey and endurance. For the life of me, I still cannot understand how they survived. The men on the other side of South Georgia Island are quickly rescued. Stranded for over a year in the most inhospitable climate on the face of the Earthliterally one tiny step away from complete disaster due to starvationextreme weather or the ice flows on which they lived deciding to crack and deposit into the freezing depths below.


See 2 questions about Endurance…. The men reached Elephant Island, which was remote and unlikely to be visited by any other ships.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Summary & Study Guide

Alfred Lansing served in the US Navy from Man in Isolation and Confinement Rasmussen Limited preview – On the book itself, the narrative was written by I am in awe and in tears.

Honestly, it’s a fascinating story and a true testament to the will of man, but it is also extremely repetitive. In Lansibg Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. At most, these guys got a bit cranky. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. May 09, Natalie Vellacott rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.

Mar 03, Andy rated it it was votage. A great and enduring book isn’t comprehensive; it is highly, even ruthlessly, selective, zeroing in on the most evocative and illustrative moments while dispensing with the clutter that might prevent the high points from resonating to maximum effect. They never made it to the starting point. Another phenomenon is the tide rip, where a deep-water tide could surface and gather ice and other debris and without endurande move it at incredible speeds devastating anything is its path.

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The entire crew with 50 dogs left the doomed vessel, camping on ice and using small boats to attempt to reach the nearest island. Feb 17, Kim Noggle rated it it was amazing. He picks his crew “capriciously.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The hapless crew remains essentially optimistic and spends the dark polar winter huddled in tents, subsisting off canned rations supplemented with meat from occasional penguins and seals. Using diaries of expedition members and interviews with those still 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 in one of the lifeboats.


Shacoleton in all, the group of 28 men all of whom survive will have no contact with the outside world for almost two years, and not see land for days.

There are moments in the book that it makes you feel anguish, however, that anguish is totally related to the situation of the journeymen. The actual photographs of incredibble Endurance stuck in the ice are worth the price of the new edition. Though the narrator was very good, I had trouble keeping my attention on the story as the guys killed another seal and were cold In Januaryafter battling its way through a thousand miles of pack bu and only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice.

There is not one moment of levity in the entire book. Once they reached King Haakon Bay, Shackleton and two others made the first confirmed land crossing of the South Georgia interior, arriving at the whaling station of Stromness. However, his ship never reached the continent — it became stuck in ice in the Weddell Sea, and was eventually crushed and destroyed by the ice pack.

These men maintained themselves emotionally. In the alfrev, they did what they had to and the animal lover in me had zero issue with it.

Shackleton’s leadership could be a matter of interest to you. Dec 01, Heather K dentist in my spare time rated it it was ok Shelves: Other books in this series.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

See all 2, reviews. Several camps are made on the ice, the last aptly named: As soon as he can, Shackleton goes back and rescues the rest of his party.

View all 26 comments. What adds to the appeal of the book is the wonderful color throughout – details of how the men made life bearable during this unbea I rarely re-read books, but this was such a gripping, true-life adventure, and well told, that I have read it three times in the last fifteen years.