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Erebus: The Story of a Ship
- Gesprochen von: Michael Palin
- Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 5 Min.
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Erebus, written and read by Michael Palin.
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Erebus.
Now Michael Palin - former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globetrotter - brings this extraordinary ship back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the dashing James Clark Ross who charted much of the 'Great Southern Barrier' and oversaw some of the earliest scientific experiments to be conducted there; and the troubled John Franklin, who at the age of 60 and after a chequered career, commanded the ship on its final, disastrous expedition. And he vividly recounts the experiences of the men who first stepped ashore on Antarctica's Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to reach them.
To help tell the story, he has travelled to various locations across the world - Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic - to search for local information, and to experience at first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted the Erebus and her crew.
This is a wonderfully evocative and epic account, written by a master explorer and storyteller.
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For those fascinated by this period in maritime history, this should be an immediate addition to your audiobook library.
- Laura B.
super interesting and well-researched story
It is a fascinating account of the season of the great arctic and antarctic explorations made more personal by focusing on the human tragedies and triumphs aboard HMS Erebus and Terror.
Very well read by Michael Palin and very engaging until the very last word.