In the Arctic Seas


Read by Patrick Eaton

(4.4 stars; 47 reviews)

In 1857, Lady Jane Franklin, the wife of Sir John Franklin, who went missing with his entire crew during his 1845 expedition to discover the Northwest Passage, commissioned Captain Francis McClintock to investigate what had happened to the expedition, and purchased for him the small steam yacht known as the 'Fox'. This is McClintock's own account of the two year voyage of the 'Fox'. Following an initially unsuccessful attempt to cross the Davis Strait, the 'Fox' was forced to spend the first winter trapped in the sea-ice off the coast of Greenland. After the next year's thaw, McClintock eventually reached the islands of the Canadian Arctic, where an extensive search finally revealed the grisly truth of the fate of Franklin. (Summary by Patrick Eaton) (6 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Preface 18:56 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 1 21:28 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 2 18:06 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 3 19:19 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 4 19:22 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 5 20:30 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 6 19:16 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 7 18:31 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 8 19:50 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 9 25:17 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 10 24:41 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 11 22:34 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 12 32:29 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 13 22:14 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 14 21:47 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 15 24:33 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 16 25:27 Read by Patrick Eaton
Chapter 17 29:48 Read by Patrick Eaton
Conclusion 4:31 Read by Patrick Eaton

Reviews

v. good artic suvirual book...


(4 stars)

It makes you almost feel like you are there among these heroic people. Theirs no better praise you can bestow aponed a book...

very enjoyable


(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I love listening (and reading) to true arctic ordeals. Kudos to the reader!

Informational


(3.5 stars)

Informative and interesting as such a subject might be. A little dry considering. Narrator does a good job, if a little fast, is appropriate for the selection.

very enjoyable


(5 stars)

Very well written, very well read. Worth the time for anyone who enjoys arctic adventure or adventure in general.

Extraordinary book


(5 stars)

excellent, I had to binge listen to the end and intend to read the physical book version


(3.5 stars)

Interesting to note that this book was published in the same year as Darwin's "Origin of Species."

Engaging account, well read


(5 stars)

valuable part of history preserved in a well read and fascinating format

pretty good expedition record


(4 stars)

but Nansen's book and Cherry-garrad's book were better written.