With narrator Vikas Adam at the helm, listeners gain extra appreciation for the wonders, bravery, and horrors of the first Western expedition to winter in Antarctica. Written by a journalist and based on diaries, logs, photographs, and other firsthand accounts, the story of the RV BELGICA and its men laid bare includes an unruly, inexperienced crew; poor provisions; language barriers; deaths; malnutrition; and depression, physical weakness, and even insanity. Yet, despite unimaginable hardship and the dangers of the ever-changing ice, some men, like First Mate Roald Amundsen, continued to see the beauty of the polar landscape. Adam uses a straightforward delivery for the narrative, a more dramatic tone for quotations, and a lowered volume for footnotes as he guides listeners through this harrowing true story. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593340141 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593340158 $95.00
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