The white darkness
—Grann, David, author.
Book On CD
2018
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Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.

Item Details
Subjects:
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Worsley, Henry -- Travel -- Antarctica.
Genre:
Audiobooks.
Biographies.
Other Authors:
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Patton, Will, narrator.
Random House Audio Publishing, publisher.
ISBN:
9781984840158
Edition:
Unabridged.
Description:
2 audio discs (2.5 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical 1.4 m. per second stereo
audio file CD audio
Notes:
This work originally appeared in The New Yorker on February 12 and 19, 2018.
Compact disc.
Read by Will Patton.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
PRHA 8250
Link to PAC
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