• Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

  • The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
  • By: Jennifer Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Taylor Mali
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 28-03-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)

Summary

It's a survival story almost too incredible to believe, but it's the extraordinary true tale of endurance in the harshest environment on earth. Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set off from England aboard the ship Endurance, intending to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Instead, Endurance becomes icebound and sinks 100 miles from land, leaving Shackleton and his men to fight brutal perils on ice, land, and sea...or die trying. Through it all, Shackleton's mission never wavers: "But if you're a leader, a fellow that other fellows look to, you've got to keep going." Narrator Taylor Mali transports the listener into the heart of this death-defying adventure.
©1998 by Jennifer Armstrong (P)1996 Brent Thompson; 16 9; 2000 Audio Bookshelf
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2000 Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Children's Spoken Word
"Mali's intense narration drives listeners of all ages to experience the severe weather, lack of food, and incredible demands of exploration and survival." ( AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Levi on 02-05-03

Shorter account with some colorful voices

This book is not as exhaustive as the other one on Audible (Endurence), but is still well done and includes some details and insight that the other doesn't. The narrator also tries to immatate the accents of various crew members, so there's Scottish accents, Australian, Cockney, Welsh, Canadian, and so forth. This definitely livens things up quite a bit, although the story is so riveting it doesn't need it.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Snoofee on 19-12-12

Required reading for 7th grader

Would you consider the audio edition of Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World to be better than the print version?

I listened with my son and was completely engaged with the story and the narration.

What did you like best about this story?

Historically accurate story,

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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