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1423382366
Author:
Michael Page,Richard Farr
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English
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Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (April 20, 2009)
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Emperors of the Ice book. Richard Farr could have just listed out the events as they happened. Instead he made an interesting story, taking the reader to high points and low points with the explorers in the story. I think that Emperors of the Ice was an interesting book to read. I learned plenty about surviving in negative degrees of extended periods of time. I also respect the brave men in the story who endured much suffering and would just not give up. Not only are those men brave for any old story but this a one hundred percent true story.

In 1909, Ernest Shackleton famously came within 100 miles of the Pole. In fact, The Emperors of the Ice is really not much more than Farr’s retelling of Cherry-Garrard’s story. In June 1910, Roald Amundsen led a Norwegian group to Antarctica. But what a story it is! Except for the introduction, Farr’s book reads as if it were written by Cherry; it is narrated in Cherry’s voice.

Emperors of the Ice, by Richard Farr, is Cherry's story. The journey to South Africa is fairly uneventful. The plan is to collect and preserve eggs for scientific study- "The plan was simple. Bill, Birdie, and I would go for a little walk.

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Named Assistant Zoologist, Cherry and two other men spent a month trekking from Cape Evans camp to the winter nesting area of the emperor penguins in an effort to collect unhatched eggs for study. Vivid descriptions of temperatures dipping below minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit and of Force 11 winds draw readers into the Antarctic landscape of Cherry’s experience. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009. 2 Total Resources View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity.

This Author: Richard Farr. This Narrator: Michael Page . This Publisher: Brilliance Audio. Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13. So in the spring of 1910, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott offers young "Cherry" the position of Assistant Zoologist aboard the Terra Nova, Cherry considers himself the luckiest man alive. Cherry's luck, however, will soon change. Far off in the icy unknown of Antarctica, where temperatures plummet below - 77°F, exploration is synonymous with a struggle for life. People Who Liked Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13 Also Liked These Free Titles

book by Richard Farr. It's a story about how believing in yourself, the loyalty and fellowship of the skilled men you surround yourself with, and the shear will to know you will see another day is a requirement for survival. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. So you think this winter has been cold and snowy?

Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13.

Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13. Written by Richard Farr. Narrated by Michael Page. But this is no mere history: recreating the story in Cherry's own voice, Richard Farr places listeners right inside this horrifying ordeal - and the amazing feats of courage and camaraderie that survival required. The result is inspiring and heartbreaking: a narrative you will never forget. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Michael Page, the voice of Cherry-Garrard, has listeners breathlessly experiencing every hardship, act of bravery, an. .

Richard Farr Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13. ISBN 13: 9780374319755. Michael Page, the voice of Cherry-Garrard, has listeners breathlessly experiencing every hardship, act of bravery, and bone-chilling arctic blast of the disastrous three-year adventure.

EMPERORS OF THE ICE A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13. by Richard Farr Read by Michael Page. Farr's reading of the preface and afterword sets the story in the context of the great races to the Poles of the early twentieth century.

In 1909, every continent had been thoroughly explored . . . except one. That September, Captain Robert F. Scott announced a new scientific expedition that would put Antarctica firmly on the map at last and claim the South Pole for Great Britain. Twenty-three-year-old Apsley Cherry-Garrard was asked to join. With no special skills, and terrible eyesight, he seemed a surprising choice. Yet in the most lethal wilderness on earth, where temperatures plummet to ­-77°F and even bacteria can't survive, "Cherry" proved himself so capable that he became a key member of the expedition. He volunteered for the infamous "Winter Journey" in 1911 - a horrific month long trek through storm-lashed darkness to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin - and this half-mad outing in the name of science became the central experience of his life. The following spring, he was among the members chosen to support the 800-mile march to the South Pole - and then he was sent on another nearly disastrous mission, a doomed attempt to resupply the five men who had reached the Pole but never returned. Emperors of the Ice is based on extensive research, and incorporates dozens of photographs and other material from the actual expedition. But this is no mere history: recreating the story in Cherry's own voice, Richard Farr places listeners right inside this horrifying ordeal - and the amazing feats of courage and camaraderie that survival required. The result is inspiring and heartbreaking: a narrative you will never forget.
  • Silvermaster
Great a unabridged audio book. You get a quasi-autobiography of Scott's polar expedition. Extremely entertaining and well told, the story is both inspirational and tragic. If you have interest in the topic, it is a must listen.
  • Asher
I really enjoyed this book more than I expects to, but I was excited to learn about the geography of the antarctic area as described by Cherry.
Although I believe Scott made many mistakes in planning and executing this trip, the two most egregious to me are: paying money for sledges versus dogs, when their wasn't that much information on pledges, especially used in extreme temperatures; and allowing his friend, Bill, take a scientific excursion into extremely dangerous territory to get samples of embryos.

On the excursion to seek eggs, men experienced unnecessary danger, exhaustion, mental strain and injuries. Had the team stayed intact, even when the pledges failed, the men could have taken turns with the manual labor, or banded together to make shorter work of it - exposing the entire team to less of the elements.

Regarding the purchase and use of sledges; I am sure the idea of "vehicles" capable of hauling large amounts of supplies, equipment, etc. sounded like too good to pass up; but pass them up he should have.

I believe the two mistakes I consider Scott made, cost him the lives of good men, himself not withstanding.

All in all, a very good read, with insight as to the decision making of a leader under very difficult circumstances, and the camaraderie that exists between teammates also under these circumstances.
  • Xanzay
terrific and riveting tale of a side trip to study the emperor penguins. i felt like i was actually there, getting frostbite, being unable to sleep at night because of the extreme cold, and suddenly realizing that disaster is iminent because a crucial camping gear has just been lost.

brilliant and a real page turner. also, i had vaguely heard of the explorer robert scott. but now, from this story, i can see what kind of person he must have been in real life -- direct, honest, brave, compassionate.
  • Jox
Very interesting read,to follow the journey of all those men to Antarctica and the grueling conditions that they tried to do travel in was amazing to me! What was the lure of that place is beyond me and the severity of it all,humm and just the mentioned of Antarctic seems to make some men drool of anticipation!!!
  • Efmprof
awsome book...great read...you should check it out.
  • Lynnak
The added dialogs all rang true. The dry factual accounts of Scott's journey became real to me as I read this book.
  • Qucid
What a great read! I bought it for myself, but after finishing it, started reading it to my 10 year old son. He can't get enough of it. It's so great when literature such as this is able to capture the mind and imaginiation of adults and kids alike. Quite a testament to the author. I strongly recommend this book!
My favorite part of the book was how artfully the men were depicted, I almost felt like I knew them personally. I did not read one sentence that I did not think needed to be in this book. Very well written and a great "re telling" of events I would have otherwise never known about.