This was an amazing audio book.
Loved this book, and such a great and uplifting story. Not a great reader of #nonfiction but I do strongly recommend this. How did Ernest Shackleton get his men out of this situation. What a hero!
I've been meaning to read this book ever since Scott Kelly mentioned it as his inspiration to name his own memoir "Endurance". I'm alternating between this and homework today.
I'm going to need lots of coffee to get through everything that needs to be done. ? On a scale of 1-10 (10 being black coffee, 1 being basically creamer), how do you like your coffee? I used to be a solid 1, but now I'm more of a 7. ☕?
I both read the book and listened to the audio 3 times and loved both.
While listening to the audiobook I felt so cold 🥶 because the descriptions were so vivid.
The enjoyment of listening to the audiobook and looking at the pictures in the print book was an extra bonus.
Ugh, you guys I'm usually a huge advocate for Thrift Books, but their quality has gone downhill. All of these were supposed to be "like new". Outliers is marked up and full of stickers, Slaughterhouse Five is annotated with the most asinine notes, the cover of Sleeping Giants is about to fall off & was supposed to be hardback, and I ordered a hardback of Endurance. I wouldn't have paid over $20 for these had I known what they'd be like. ??♀️
WOW! I started this audiobook basically because the cover looked interesting and it was available for immediate download from my library. Simon Prebble does an excellent job narrating (he is one of my dog Sawyer‘s favorite readers- long story)The book itself is amazing. The journey these men took was harrowing! What struck me the most was the men and their outlook in such monstrous circumstances. I found this very unexpectedly be quite uplifting.
A wonderful book of a truly great expedition. The single most successful failure ever. Forget the ship being called Endurance, to get out of the hole they were in they must have shown the greatest endurance ever. So many things they did which were impossible! How did they do it? We will never know but Kudos. I bow down to them & all they achieved led by a true great! No wonder he won the vote on the BBC as the greatest explorer of the last century
Time for something a bit different, so listening to this remarkable story. One of the best failures ever! Out of the jaws of defeat and death the human spirit and magnificence shone through! #NonFiction
For Mother‘s Day, a chunk of reading time by myself please! So much going on in this nonfiction trip to Antarctica, that I need quiet to capture it all. Exciting and scary, but I am skimming some of the long descriptions of the ice! When I read of what all the explorers did to conquer the earth, I am blown away by what mankind can do.
Second book completed for #StaycationReadathon.
Although the Endurance expedition of 1914 was an astonishing feat of survival, the telling of it is quite repetitious. This is no fault of the author- by the men's own admissions in journal excerpts boredom was often as great a threat to survival as anything else. It's unquestionably heroic, but just not that interesting to read about.
This nonfiction book tells the incredible story of a 1915 trek to Antarctica. I was completely blown away by the strength of these men and their willingness to do whatever it took to survive. Beautifully written and hard to read at times because they went through some horrible things. If you love nonfiction definitely check this one out.
I admire Ernest Shackleton's leadership, and it is amazing that even after disaster during his expedition to Antarctica, he was able to bring every member of his team home! It's proof that you can't keep a good #mandown! And I pretty sure this is #setinthesouthernhemisphere 😉! #junetunz #junebookbugs
I can tell this is a good book. It is well written and a compelling story. However, I just don't think it's for me. I got about 2/3 of the way through and couldn't press on. Part of it is knowing how it ends, and the monotany of the men's daily lives began to feel like monotony for me. BUT if you love disaster stories, well written nonfiction, and/or survival tales, this is the book for you. I just don't think it's right for me. And that's ok.
This truly is an astonishing story of survival. It's one of my favorite non-fiction reads. #5555giveaway
A worthy addition to my strange adventurous individuals going to incredibly dangerous environment sshelf. The story of the Shackleton expedition to Antarctica in the 1910's, an expedition which had ridiculous bad luck and which left the members on an ice flow with only three small boats and limited supplies with the which to survive. A tale of bravery, resilience and endurance told like a work of fiction, which invokes the cold and hardship
I am currently reading Endurance and Furies which is a history of warfare in the renaissance and the way it impacted the development of the nation state. They have given me a new macabre measure by which I can truly judge how miserable a day it has been:
"Yeah but at least I haven't had to kill and eat my dog"
A worthwhile reminder of what a privileged and safe life I lead and how little I have to complain about.
Here's a pick that came out of left field! #ReadToLead, which asked many world leaders in various fields what their favorite books read in 2016 were, had this 1999 history book take #9 billing. For some reason, this book has a serious resurgence afoot, & has a 4.34 GR average (higher than TKAMB!) with almost 50,000 ratings!!! Well, needless to say, I've added this one to my TBR. It's imperative I know what all the hoopla is about! 🤔 #BestBookRead
This book was incredible! What these men survived is truly remarkable. Any time I'm having a rough day, I need to pull this one out and remind myself what others have survived. So, so good.
Another example of my penchant for disaster books, in the subgenre of disasters occurring in very cold places (see Antarctic, Mt. Everest etc.) For this one, I simply had to locate maps to better understand the geography and distances involved, photos of the ship, blah blah. Oh, who am I kidding, I do that with every non fiction book I read.
#Recommendsday: The perfect combination of compelling subject matter, extraordinary writing, and excellent narration, this is the incredible true story of Shackleton's 1914 expedition to the South Pole - narrative non-fiction at its finest; given voice by one of the best in the art of storytelling, Simon Prebble #audiobookpantheon
#FunPhotoFriday nothing will give you chills like this thrilling survival story. You will feel the cold, feel the desperation, feel the panic, and then feel appreciation for this dangerous, beautiful landscape.
Monthly memes seem to be trending on litsy now! I'll keep mine pretty basic :-)
(The ice floes crushing the Endurance; Sled dogs looking on - Photo by Hurley (expedition photographer)) - I can't stop thinking about this book: Amazing true story about some insanely bold men in extreme situations; Expertly told by Lansing, and masterfully narrated by Simon Prebble ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Halfway Point Status Update: I *love* this book! Lansing's narrative and Prebble's narration are a perfect match! If all NF were this compelling, I would #getreal more often! Also, I don't remember how this ends, so the tension is very real for me!