South by Ernest Shackleton audiobook

South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917

By Sir Ernest Shackleton
Read by Steven Crossley

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As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.

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As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear.

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Stephen Crossley offers a measured narration with a positive tone and an Oxbridge accent that make Shackleton come alive. AudioFile
“Stephen Crossley offers a measured narration with a positive tone and an Oxbridge accent that make Shackleton come alive.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Sir Ernest Shackleton

Author Bio: Sir Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) was an Irish polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic in the early twentieth century. He was a junior officer under Robert Falcon Scott during the 1901–1904 expedition to the South Pole. His expedition on the whaler Nimrod in 1907 earned him a knighthood. He detailed his adventures aboard the Endurance during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914–1917 in the memoir South.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English