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The White Darkness
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic
Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history.
Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world.
In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.
David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.
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David Grann. (2018). The White Darkness. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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David Grann. The White Darkness. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2018.

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Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of...
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic
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Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world.
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David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.
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      • content: Narrator Will Patton's voice is gruff and raspy--perfect for evoking the isolation and fortitude of Henry Worsley as he carried out a solo expedition across the freezing landscape of Antarctica in 2008, retracing the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton. But Patton's performance is also suffused with warmth, honesty, and joy, reflecting Worsley's enduring love for his family and his passion for all things related to Shackleton. Worsley admired Shackleton's leadership skills, asking himself in difficult situations, "What would Shacks do?" Distantly related to the captain of Shackleton's ship, Worsley crossed Antarctica on foot with two other descendants of Shackleton's men. In 2015, he attempted the expedition alone, making regular audio dispatches en route. An audiobook may lack David Grann's photographs, but Patton makes up for it with his heartbreaking and beautiful narration. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
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