The stories in Survive are full of suffering: From the savagery of the Donner Party snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846, to the extreme hunger and brutal cold endured by Ernest Shackleton's support team in Antarctica in 1915.
Such suffering may be hard to listen to, but it engages us, offering glimpses of something essential: When the most basic needs become paramount, some people can achieve a kind of clarity. This clarity in turn can lead to acts of compassion and genuine courage.
Clint Willis has been a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was ten years old. His writing about technology, finance and the outdoors has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Men's Journal, Outside, Rock & Ice and The New York Times, and he is a contributing editor of Forbes ASAP and Worth magazines. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Nick Sampson, born in Bristol, England, has been an award-winning stage actor for over 20 years. His theatre experience ranges from British farce to Shakespeare.
Colleen Delany has narrated numerous best-selling audiobooks. An accomplished stage and television actress, she has appeared in Homicide: Life On The Streets, as well as on the highly successful CD-ROM game "Wheel of Time."
Gary Telles has been narrating audiobooks for the past ten years. A veteran stage actor, he has performed classical, contemporary and original theatre across the country, in addition to appearing on television, radio and CD-ROM.
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Survive: Stories of Castaways and Cannibals
Author: Steven Callahan, Mark Twain, Virginia Reed Murphy, J. Ross Browne, Lennard Bickel, Richard Cunningham, Herman Melville, Jack London, Daniel Zalewski, Patrick O'Brian
Narrator: Colleen Delany, Nick Sampson, Erik Synnestvedt, Gary Telles
Item No: LL293
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