Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2011
Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
In 1914,Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven men sailed from England in anattempt to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Their ship, Endurance, became icebound and sank,still one hundred miles from land. What follows is one of the most amazing storiesof survival ever recorded.
Over thenext nineteen months, Shackleton led his men through brutal perils of everykind on ice, land, and sea with one goal-that they all survive. Whether it wasa treacherous journey over ice, a storm-racked eight-hundred-mile open-boatjourney, or a death-defying trek across a mountain range, Shackleton's missionnever wavered: "But if you're a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to,you've got to keep going."
The storyis enhanced with diary excerpts, explanations of the terrain, wildlife, and navigationtechniques, and the Antarctic weather that so affected the outcome of thefateful voyage. And narrator Taylor Mali's dynamic performance transports thelistener into the heart of this riveting saga.