Labyrinth of Ice by Buddy Levy audiobook

Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition

By Buddy Levy
Read by Will Damron

Macmillan Audio 9781250182197

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/03/2019

    ISBN: 9781250242808

  • Available on 12/03/2019

    ISBN: 9781250242808

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“Polar exploration is utter madness. It is the insistence of life where life shouldn’t exist. And so, Labyrinth of Ice shows you exactly what happens when the unstoppable meets the unmovable. Buddy Levy outdoes himself here. The details and story are magnificent." - Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The First Conspiracy

Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration.

In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made.

Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge—vicious wolves, sub-zero temperatures, and months of total darkness—as they set about exploring one of the most remote, unrelenting environments on the planet. In May 1882, they broke the 300-year-old record, and returned to camp to eagerly await the resupply ship scheduled to return at the end of the year. Only nothing came.

250 miles south, a wall of ice prevented any rescue from reaching them. Provisions thinned and a second winter descended. Back home, Greely’s wife worked tirelessly against government resistance to rally a rescue mission.

Months passed, and Greely made a drastic choice: he and his men loaded the remaining provisions and tools onto their five small boats, and pushed off into the treacherous waters. After just two weeks, dangerous floes surrounded them. Now new dangers awaited: insanity, threats of mutiny, and cannibalism. As food dwindled and the men weakened, Greely's expedition clung desperately to life.

Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortune—at any cost—and how their journey changed the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A page-turner…One of the most harrowing voyages of discovery ever recorded.” Tom Clavin, New York Times bestselling author
“Polar exploration is utter madness…Levy outdoes himself here. The details and story are magnificent.” Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Buddy Levy

Author Bio: Buddy Levy

Buddy Levy teaches writing and literature at Washington State University and is the author of numerous books, including No Barriers (with Erik Weihenmayer), River of Darkness, and Conquistador, which was a finalist for the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award. Levy’s essay “Leaps of Faith” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006. He lives in northern Idaho.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English