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on 17 January 2013
The book is an excellent read about polar exploration, but I am greatly disappointed by the very poor quality of the e-version. There are scores, if not hundreds of 'typos', presumably created when the original print version was scanned and converted by character recognition, so where the number '10' was intended, the kindle version displays 'io', etc. It also appears that all the English 'harbours', 'colours' and 'labours' have been Americanised, so if someone has gone through changing the spellings of a British author why haven't they bothered to change the glaring typos where necessary??? Even worse, there are a significant number of paragraphs that have been divided and then misplaced. The book isn't unreadable, but one is constantly being dragged back from a gripping yarn by the inadequacy text.
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on 22 February 2014
Well described with overwhelming adventuresome incidents throughout. The description of the voyage members was succinct and seemingly accurate and, along with the photographs, it was an excellent read.
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on 7 February 2013
Recommended for anyone with a love for adventure and real life heroes. Truly amazing how these men coped with such primitive equipment. However, from modern perspective, quite shocking. (especially with regard to the poor animals who had the misfortune to be chosen for the expedition).
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on 13 January 2013
I'm only half-way through but it's great. Very easy to read and simply written; no long winded descriptions and no fluffing out. It's all in the story.
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on 21 February 2013
Not as interesting as I had hoped and a far cry from Shackleton'South. I was disappointed at the disorganization even before. Schackleton's death.
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on 18 December 2012
This is a must read for all those interested in polar exploration and a fine conclusion to a great British hero.
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on 9 November 2013
I found this book too technical and formal.I could not feel involved in any aspects of the voyage or the people involved.
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on 23 August 2015
A good read.
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