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  • Labyrinth of Ice

  • The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition
  • 著者: Buddy Levy
  • ナレーター: Will Damron
  • 再生時間: 13 時間 13 分
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"Listen to this if you want to hear a narrator at the top of his game recount a fascinating - and at times disturbing - true story of adventure, disaster, discovery, cannibalism, and more. Will Damron makes Levy's fascinating account of the Greely (Polar) Expedition come to life.... This is a harrowing adventure story and a great listen." (AudioFile Magazine)

Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration.

In July 1881, Lt. A. W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made.

Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge - vicious wolves, sub-zero temperatures, and months of total darkness - as they set about exploring one of the most remote, unrelenting environments on the planet. In May 1882, they broke the 300-year-old record, and returned to camp to eagerly await the resupply ship scheduled to return at the end of the year. Only nothing came.

Two hundred fifty miles south, a wall of ice prevented any rescue from reaching them. Provisions thinned and a second winter descended. Back home, Greely’s wife worked tirelessly against government resistance to rally a rescue mission.

Months passed, and Greely made a drastic choice: He and his men loaded the remaining provisions and tools onto their five small boats, and pushed off into the treacherous waters. After just two weeks, dangerous floes surrounded them. Now, new dangers awaited: insanity, threats of mutiny, and cannibalism. As food dwindled and the men weakened, Greely's expedition clung desperately to life.

Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortune - at any cost - and how their journey changed the world.

Praise for Labyrinth of Ice:

"Polar exploration is utter madness. It is the insistence of life where life shouldn’t exist. And so, Labyrinth of Ice shows you exactly what happens when the unstoppable meets the unmovable. Buddy Levy outdoes himself here. The details and story are magnificent." (Brad Meltzer, New York Time best-selling author of The First Conspiracy)

"An engaging, superbly written, and meticulously researched chronicle of the Greely expedition that proves it is one of the most engaging adventure narratives ever. With cinematic prose, great economy of language, and vivid descriptions, Levy places readers in the middle of the action.... More than a nonfiction book about an expedition, Labyrinth of Ice reads like an outstanding script for an action movie." (NPR)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Buddy Levy (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Eli
  • 2019/12/06

An incredible read

I will never complain about being cold or hungry again after reading this book. The journey Greely and his men endured is described wonderfully in this book and gives an incredible insight into the hardships the men faced. I finished the book in 3 days and I have never finished a book in that time.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tyler
  • 2019/12/09

The limits of human will power, amazing story!

Buddy, you have a new fan after this one! A well presented tale, I loved it, couldn’t put it down. This story is so outlandish one could confuse it with the unrealistic plot of some BS Hollywood flick. But no, it’s a true story that has it all, hero’s, scandal, love, human extremes, and great storytelling, by Buddy!

This will be a book I revisit!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jared Hostetler
  • 2019/12/07

Riveting and well read

A well written account of heroism that most people have never heard. Read extremely well. It reads like an action movie.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • woodrose8
  • 2019/12/20

Dramatic and engrossing

The story started out a little slow, but hang in there because it gets very interesting after a few chapters. And listen all the way through the epilogue where it explains how the information gathered is the basis for much of today’s weather science.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • robert
  • 2020/10/01

Excellent except for...

This is a very good book. My only complaint is the last chapter where the religious global warming doctrine is thrust upon the listener . I'm convinced that this is a prerequisite for nearly any book to be published (Of course the climate has been warming since the little ice age. The average temperature of this planet has been on average warmer than the present temperature. We know this because of science.. ice drill core samples from Greenland which tell us average temperatures over the last several million years).
Bottom line is skip the last chapter if you don't want to listen to this sermon. The narrator was excellent! The writing is superb. 4.9 stars.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Loraine
  • 2020/01/28

Very detailed

If you want to know in depth details of this expedition including some sad and triumphant endings, this book is for you.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Michael
  • 2019/12/07

A life worth writing about!

Heard about this book on the Meateater podcast and had to get it immediately! Great story, very well written and read! I enjoyed it very much and it certainly puts my daily struggles in perspective. Thanks! Now I'm on to more books by Buddy Levy....

  • 総合評価
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  • 匿名
  • 2019/12/19

Stop reading reviews and read the book already!

Stop reading reviews and read the book already!! Every word you read here could be a word you read of this tragic and triumph tale.


  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Paul
  • 2021/02/15

Great story of strength and tragedy

The author did a great job until the last chapter when he had to start giving his personal opinion instead of just stating the facts. If you skip the last chapter it’s an extremely good book

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • kemyd
  • 2020/10/07

Will Damron

Like I said before he can read a phone book and do no wrong. Story was better with him narrating for sure. I never listen/read these kinds of books but here we are..

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  • Marin R.
  • 2021/01/03

Masterpiece

One of the best and most epic accounts of exploration. Must read for all fans of polar exploration.