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Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Lu par : Tim Pigott-Smith
Durée : 5 h et 59 min
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Description

The year was 1915. Equipment and food supplies were totally inadequate. After battling its way for six weeks through thousands of miles of pack ice and located only a day's sail from its destination, the Endurance became locked inside an island of ice. Yet Ernest Shackleton enabled all 27 of his men to survive for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas - leadership without equal. This gripping account is based on contemporaneous diaries and interviews conducted by the author with these exceptional men.
©1959 Alfred Lansing (P)2000 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.

Critiques

"One of the most gripping, suspenseful, intense stories anyone will ever read [or hear]." (Chicago Tribune)
"One of the greatest adventure stories of our time." (The New York Times Book Review)

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Todd
  • 01/05/2003

The Best You'll Find

I truly enjoy reading the remarkable tales of unsung heroes in this world. Ernest Shackleton is one of them. Start to finish, this book kept me thinking, waiting, and imagining like few books ever have. Forget reality shows, forget mysteries... This book is a dose of "true reality and courage". Absolutely Fabulous!!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Eric
  • 18/10/2005

I looked forward to my commute

This must be the most incredible human survival story ever. A great tale. Probably the best Audible book I've ever bought. I found myself unable to get out of the car because I wanted to get to the next "page". The actual hardcover book does have some wonderful pictures and maps which make the story even better, but the Audible version was great nonetheless.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • MP
  • 28/07/2003

Get the Unabridged one (also on Audible)

This incredible story should be heard in all its detail. This version is good; the unabridged one is phenomenal.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Paul Mullen
  • 28/12/2008

Good Leadership Lessons

Another reviewer commented that this story was the Apollo 13 of its time. That is a perfect description. Beyond that, there are lots of leadership lessons one can take from "watching" Ernest Shackleton lead a group through a prolonged and difficult time. As the story is told, he maintained leadership and vision in extraordinary times.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Claudio F
  • 04/10/2007

The Apollo 13 Of Its Day

An extraordinary story, compellingly told. I found myself coming home from work and still listening in the driveway, riveted by the endless string of seemingly impossible challenges these brave explorers had to overcome. All of this without the benefit of radios, electricity and the like, to say nothing of a "Mission Control" to guide them. If you have any appreciation for the strength and nobility of the human spirit and will, you will enjoy this book.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank J. Spevak
  • 22/01/2003

Unbelievable

I had heard in general terms about this adventure gone bad. But the actual events as depicted through this book which is based on the actual diaries of the members and crew of the Endurance are truly remarkable. The narration is well done. Listening to this actually made me purchase other books on the subject.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • mr.bigs12
  • 12/02/2019

amazing

wow what a great story on perseverance and leadership. the story was captivating from start to finish. very detailed.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Michael W.
  • 18/01/2019

great story

great story and an interesting read. it took turn after turn after turn. each nee thing that happens you think people are going to die.

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  • Sarah
  • 28/07/2018

Absolutely Incredible True Story!!

Certainly one of the most incredible stories of human survival and endurance in history. You will constantly be amazed at how this Ill-fated Antarctic expedition refused to quit in the face of all the fierce obstacles in the harshest conditions on Earth.

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  • Nemo
  • 18/07/2018

Shackleton, a Hero for the Ages

So, I have always found Shackleton and other explorers compelling, and I will probably get the e-book version, but the narration here doesn't work for me, and I do love Tim Pigott-Smith. So what went wrong?

I wonder if actors like Tim Pigott-Smith should do audio narrations? I love him on film and I'm shocked that I can't stand his narration. The whole point of this story is that it is, in its very essence, exciting! Compelling! Pigott-Smith "acts" the whole thing. It doesn't need acting! It just needs telling! Please, just tell me the story. The writing sells it. The writing tells me what the landscape, the ice (of course, the main character here) is doing, the characters, the narrative! I don't need anyone to make it "exciting!" I don't need to be sold on what is at stake!

What a shame. Pigott-Smith, you are a great actor, and I love you, but scale it back, please! Your voice is more than adequate. No acting required. Thanks.