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Polar Regions

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    Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    by Michael Palin ...
    Narrated by Michael Palin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 5 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Erebus, written and read by Michael Palin.N**_______________**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERIn the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time.On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she va... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Alone on the Ice

    The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    Narrated by Matthew Brenher ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 40 min

    His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Worst Journey in the World

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 7 min

    This gripping story of courage and achievement is an account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes, where began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region. On November 12, 1912, in ... Read more

    $47.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Floating Coast

    An Environmental History of the Bering Strait

    Narrated by Christa Lewis ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 30 min

    The first-ever comprehensive history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters stretching from Russia to Canada, Floating Coast breaks away from familiar narratives to provide a fresh and fascinating perspective on an overlooked landscape. The unforgiving territory along the Bering Strait had long been home to humans-the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia-before ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    South

    A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage

    Narrated by Ralph Cosham ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 14 min

    In 1911, veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to lead the first expedition across Antarctica, the last unknown continent. Instead, his ship, the Endurance, became locked in sea ice, and for nine months, Shackleton fought a losing battle with the elements before the drifting ship was crushed, marooning him and his crew.This gripping first-hand account follows Shackleton and his men on ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    South

    The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917

    Narrated by Steven Crossley ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 37 min

    As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a ... Read more

    $34.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Stowaway

    A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 27 min

    The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age, The Stowaway is “a thrilling adventure that captures not only the making of a man but of a nation” (David Grann, bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon).It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Surface at the Pole

    The Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate

    by James Calvert ...
    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 31 min

    On 17 March 1959, the USS Skate became the first submarine to surface at the North Pole. Under the guidance of James Calvert this nuclear submarine had navigated through polar ice packs, braved atrociously cold conditions, and broken through layers of thick ice to arrive at their destination; the northernmost point of the world. This mission, however, was not just about completing a seemingly ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The North Pole

    Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club

    Narrated by Jonathan Reese ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 28 min

    In September 1909-after nearly two decades of determined effort and numerous attempts, during which he lost eight toes to frostbite-American polar explorer Robert E. Peary emerged from the Arctic's frozen wasteland and declared that his final expedition had been victorious: on April 6, 1909, Peary had attained the North Pole, a long-sought prize that had thwarted and even killed his predecessors. ... Read more

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    The Arctic

    What Everyone Needs to Know

    Narrated by Paul Heitsch ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 22 min

    Conversations defining the Arctic region often provoke debate and controversy-for scientists, this lies in the imprecise and imaginary line known as the Arctic Circle; for countries like Canada, Russia, the United States, and Denmark, such discussions are based in competition for land and resources; for indigenous communities, those discussions are also rooted in issues of rights. These shifting ... Read more

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    Ice Ghosts

    The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

    by Paul Watson ...
    Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 23 min

    Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845―whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice―with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship’s wreck in 2014.Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    To the Edges of the Earth

    1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration

    Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 6 min

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world.As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called “Third Pole,” the pole of altitude, located in unexplored ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Farthest North

    The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer

    Narrated by Ulf Bjorklund ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 10 min

    In 1893 Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel north with the sea’s drift. Experts said that such a ship couldn’t be built and that the mission was tantamount to suicide.Farthest North, first published in 1897 to great popular appeal, is the stirring ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Hidden Life of Ice

    Dispatches from a Disappearing World

    Unabridged

    3 hours 58 min

    A pioneering researcher's illuminating account of Arctic ice-its secret history and dire future Barely inhabited, the Arctic is an alien world to most of us. It also holds critical clues about the future of our planet. In The Hidden Life of Ice, Marco Tedesco invites us to Greenland, where he and his fellow scientists are doggedly researching the dramatic changes afoot. Following the arc of his ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Frozen Empires

    An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula

    Narrated by Charles Constant ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 31 min

    Perpetually covered in ice and snow, the mountainous Antarctic Peninsula stretches southward towards the South Pole where it merges with the largest and coldest mass of ice anywhere on the planet. Yet far from being an otherworldly "Pole Apart," the region has the most contested political history of any part of the Antarctic Continent. Since the start of the twentieth century, Argentina, Britain, ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    N-4 Down

    The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia

    by Mark Piesing ...
    Narrated by Matt Jamie ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    "GRIPPING. ... One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street JournalThe riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of the glamorous Arctic airship Italia, which crashed near the North Pole in 1928.Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-famous exploring airship Italia—code-named N ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Leading on the Edge

    Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World's Most Extreme Workplace

    Narrated by Lucy Paterson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 6 min

    What can an Antarctic expedition teach you about leadership? More than you might think! If you think your job is tough, try leading a one-year expedition where you’re on duty all day, every day. Where it’s cold, windy, dark and desolate. And you’re stuck inside with 17 strangers. Rachael Robertson was one of the youngest people to ever lead an Antarctic expedition and one of the first women. In ... Read more

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    Erebus

    Ein Schiff, zwei Fahrten und das weltweit größte Rätsel auf See

    Unabridged

    12 hours 18 min

    Die HMS Erebus war eines der wichtigsten Forschungsschiffe ihrer Zeit, ihre Expeditionen galten als bahnbrechend. Im Jahr 1848 verschwand sie spurlos in der Arktis – 2014 wurde sie gefunden. Dies ist ihre Geschichte – voller Aufbruchsgeist und Entdeckerlust, Abenteuer, Tragödien, Mut und Menschheitsgeschichte, mitreißend geschildert von niemand geringerem als Michael Palin: Monty-Python-Star, ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Man Who Ate His Boots

    The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 18 min

    The enthralling and often harrowing history of the adventurers who searched for the Northwest Passage, the holy grail of nineteenth-century British exploration.After the triumphant end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the British took it upon themselves to complete something they had been trying to do since the sixteenth century: find the fabled Northwest Passage, a shortcut to the Orient via a sea ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    My Attainment of the North Pole

    Narrated by Andre Stojka ...
    series American Adventure Library

    Unabridged

    18 hours 13 min

    A wild epic journey by an American phusician and two Inuit companions struggling to be the first humans to reach the North Pole. The adventure continues with a year long, near dath journey back to civilization and concludes with the wrath of an angry unbelieving establishment. Liste as Dr. Frederick Albert Cook, a respectd physician and experienced explorer, tells you how he became the first man ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Against the Ice

    The Classic Arctic Survival Story

    Narrated by Tristan Wright ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 17 min

    **Soon to be a Netflix feature film co-written by and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)The harrowing, amazing, and often amusing personal account of two mismatched Arctic explorers who banded together to keep themselves sane on an historic expedition gone horribly wrong**Ejnar Mikkelsen was devoted to Arctic exploration. In 1910 he decided to search for the diaries of the ill-fated ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Life Among the Qallunaat

    Narrated by Taqralik Partridge ...
    series First Voices, First Texts #3

    Unabridged

    14 hours 16 min

    Life Among the Qallunaat is the story of Mini Aodla Freeman’s experiences growing up in the Inuit communities of James Bay and her journey in the 1950s from her home to the strange land and stranger customs of the Qallunaat, those living south of the Arctic. Her extraordinary story, sometimes humourous and sometimes heartbreaking, illustrates an Inuit woman’s movement between worlds and ways of ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial