For many Ernest Shackleton was one of the best explorers of his time however it is perhaps his biggest failure that lead to him achieving immortality.
Endurance; Shackleton's Incredible Journey, tells the story of man versus the elements in such a way that if it was fiction you would say it was too far fetched to be believable. However thanks to first accounts (in the form of diaries and letters etc) Alfred Lansing has manged to create a narrative that is sure to shock without ever feeling sensationalised.
This is a must listen to book for anyone interested in adventure but more importantly the strength of the human condition.
Narrated by: Simon Prebble
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
Release date: 04-24-08
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.