AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Frank Holden

Biography & Memoir • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1916

In 1913 Newfoundlander Robert Bartlett captained the KARLUK on a doomed voyage to the Canadian Arctic; the ship was soon trapped in early ice and later sank. Bartlett led 21 men, an Inuit woman with her two small daughters, 29 dogs, and a cat across the ice to the coast of Siberia, before traveling 700 miles to seek help. Frank Holden's stoic voice is well suited to this grim story, and his Newfoundland accent is an obvious asset. A highlight of this production is the scratchy record of Chopin's FUNERAL MARCH, which provides historical ambiance and a dark mood as Holden reads the account of the sinking of the KARLUK. A.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]



Library Ed. • Rattling Books • 2004

MP3-CD ISBN 0973422351 $34.95 • One MP3-CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×