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by | Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

Biography & Memoir • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 1959

This is the awesome tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's abortive 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole. His ship, Endurance, was trapped and then crushed by sea ice, leaving Shackleton and 27 men adrift on ice floes. The story of how Shackleton saved all of them and reached South Georgia Island is one of the epics in the history of survival. The publishers couldn't have found a better reader than Tim Pigott-Smith. His accent and low-key approach vibrate with subtle emotional strain as he takes us through the week-by-week, month-by-month ordeal, exuding an intensity that keeps the listener on the edge of the seat. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 00]



Retail pak • Audio Partners • 2000

CS ISBN 1572701331 $24.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 1572702907 $29.95 • Five CDs

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