Death on the Ice by Robert Ryan audiobook
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Death on the Ice

By Robert Ryan
Read by Ray Chase

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780755348350

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799736394

  • ISBN: 9781799736394

Runtime: 17.24 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The tragic story of Robert Falcon Scott's quest for the South Pole is brought to sparkling new life in this adventure novel.

It is one of the most famous quotes in the history of exploration: "I am just going outside. I may be some time."

The story of how former cavalry officer Lawrence Oates came to deliver his brave last words, before walking bootless into a Antarctic blizzard so that Robert Falcon Scott and the other members of the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition might have a better chance of survival, is brilliantly reimagined in this epic novel based on fact. A hero of the Boer Wars, Oates joined Scott's second journey to Antarctica with dreams of winning the race to the South Pole for England. But small mistakes and bad luck plagued the mission from the start, and when they finally reached the Pole on January 17, 1912, Oates and Scott were heartbroken to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them there¿by more than a month. Little did they know, things were about to get much, much worse.

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Author Bio: Robert Ryan

Author Bio: Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan is an author, journalist and screenwriter. He was born in Liverpool and moved to London to study natural sciences at university. He began his writing career in the late 1980s for The Face, Arena, and the US edition of GQ, before moving to a staff job in the Sunday Times. After the publication of his first novel, Underdogs, he left to go freelance. Ryan has published a total of twelve novels under his own name, the latest being Death on the Ice, and two (Steel Rain and Copper Kiss) as Tom Neale. The latter have been optioned by Fremantle TV with a view to creating a television series. Ryan is currently working on his next novel and a variety of television projects.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 17.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English