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Shackleton's Stowaway Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-11-15 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 18 user ratings
ISBN:0440419840
LANGUAGE:English

" Really enjoyed this fictional account of true events. A fast read. Written in the first person it really placed you there. " said.

" I can't say anything about this book was exciting or for that matter very interesting for me personally. But I have never been a fan of survival stories. " said.

" This was fun! I mean that sounds terrible because of the suffering of the characters, but it really brought the story to life in an interesting and intense way. " said.

" This was excellent!! You could hardly put it down. A case of truth being stranger than fiction. What a leader Shackleton was!! All the men endured-it was mind boggling. If you want a thrilling book-this is it. I have read it many times. " said.

" What a joy to read! My son was assigned this book in camp, and suggested I read it, too. I instantly fell in love with the characters and the fast, streamlined style, and finished it in two days. A terrific tale based on real events. " said.

" The story of Shackleton and the Endurance is one of my favorite survival stories. While this book is considered fiction, it is based on the real life events surrounding the Endurance and its quest to cross the Antarctic continent. The book follows the steward on the ship, Perce Blackborrow, and the specific challenges he faced while with the crew of the Endurance. The book is geared towards teenage readers and hopefully prompts readers to research the real story of Shackleton and his brave crew. " said.

" This is a wonderful adventure story. I am fascinated by what all the crew went through! This book is told from the perspective of the stowaway and is an amazing true story! " said.

"If I start lamenting a Minnesota winter, I can be grateful I'm not spending four months under a lifeboat on an Artic island waiting for rescue. Victoria McKernan bases her novel on the experience of Perce Blackborow, the youngest member of Ernest Shackelton's crew as they attempt to cross Antarctica. Miraculously, all the crew return alive from the two year journey; however, over two-thirds is spent trapped by pack ice and nearly a year is spent with no ship at all. Drawing heavily from journals, shiplogs, and interviews, McKernan makes the story frighteningly real.

I once saw a documentary of this amazing survival, but this novel did more to bring the suffering home. I am amazed and the strength and the will to live among that group of men.
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