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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ernest Shackleton
Narrator: Steven Crossley
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Travel
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: March 2011
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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.

Reviews (1)

Written by Robert Leckie on February 28th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the great adventures of all time; loved it.

Author Details

Author Details

Shackleton, Ernest

Ernest Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish explorer who was one of the principal figures of Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

Shackleton, Sir Ernest

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.