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Title : Adrift on an Ice Pan
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ISBN : 9780973422344
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 44 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Adrift on an Ice Pan Reviews

  • Sylvester
    2019-03-12 07:12

    I've read a few of these type of adventure/lost at sea/ alone in the far north type of accounts, and this one is unique in that the ice pan Grenfell finds himself adrift on is within sight of land. Again, for me, its the things that go on in the person's mind that interest me the most. Grenfell is curiously divided. On the one hand, he can see the benefit of his own death to the community (!) and is not afraid of the prospect, on the other, he is continually thinking of ways to aid his survival and carries them out tirelessly. The description of the effort to rescue him is quite moving. Such a short story, I hesitate to call it a book, but whatever it is - I recommend it.

  • Jessie
    2019-03-22 12:47

    Wilfred Grenfell was quite the explorer. He did a lot of good for the people of Labrador. He raised money to supply doctors by giving lectures and showing pictures of what the country looked like. Some say he went too far. This story in probably one example. He shouldn't have gone across the ice as a short cut that late in the season. He should have died. It was only his good luck that someone saw his bone flag. He tied dog bones together to make something higher than his arms to wave so that it could be seen. He had to kill some of his team to eat, to feed his other dogs, and for warmth. He used the dog skins for a coat. He wasn't dressed correctly for a dog sled run. (my opinion) Of what Grenfell writes- he is ingenious with his ways of survival. Which I do believe he was. He was creative or he would have died. He loved his dogs and put up a memorial to the dogs he had to sacrifice. He was so famous that no one questioned his stupidity in taking the journey at all. He is an excellent writer. I loved his account. He is descriptive and his language is amazing. I can see why people gave him money. His charisma shines through. There is more to learn from this man.

  • Katelin
    2019-03-05 08:54

    3.5 A short story that depicts a man's near death experience, the harshness of pioneer times, and a first person view into the realities of settlement life. An aspect I was not expecting from the story was Grenfell's perception of God. As a person not of god, I particularly found Grenfell's portrayal of his faith endearing and familiar. Although short, I enjoyed the story. All in all it was a quick listen on my drive home from college for spring break, but I found myself listening intently and was quite invested in the story. This short little tale certainly made me interested in Wilfred Grenfell as a person and in the future I may read more accounts of his life in Newfoundland and Labrador!

  • Clara
    2019-03-24 05:10

    A quick, touching story about a real-life adventure and a man's heartbreaking decision to sacrifice a few members of his beloved dog team in order to save his own life. Sad and touching. I enjoyed this!

  • Mrs
    2019-03-02 08:06

    I'm a bit surprised Lisa has this in her collection. It is pretty graphic at times. A well-written true story. I'd like to read more about Grenfell's life in Newfoundland.

  • Virginia
    2019-03-22 05:08

    A short and heartfelt description of a near disaster.

  • Renee
    2019-03-15 04:59

    I listened to the abridged audio book version of this book and was not impressed.Even though I have not read 'Adrift on an Ice Pan' in the original it is obvious that much of the story is lost in the one hour long audio version.The reader is taken through the story in far too short a time to appreciate the ordeal the main character endures and I get the impression that many important details are left out.I suppose I shouldn't have expected that much considering how much was taken out, but its amazing they even tried.Perhaps in the future I will read the full version of this book, as from what little I got from this version had the bare bones of a good survival story.But for goodness sake don't touch the abridged audio version.

  • Jrobertus
    2019-02-25 09:45

    This slim volume was written in 1909, and reflects the interest in exploration and adventure of the time. the author, Wilfred Grenfell, was an Oxford educated physician who, like many in the time, felt that he needed to commit himself to good works to have a meaningful life. At the time of the adventure, 1903, he was ministering to fisherman on the north coast of Labrador. Rushing to the aid of a young patient, he short cuts across a thawing bay, and winds up adrift with his dogs. He is rescued by the locals after two days and he is heading out to sea and death. I enjoyed his biography and the adventure story, and also found it interesting that this genre was so common in the Victorian/Edwardian era.

  • Marts(Thinker)
    2019-03-06 08:11

    I listened to this on a librivox recording. Its a rather interesting account of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell's 1892 'adventures' up in the north seas. Grenfell, from England, had gone to Newfoundland and Labrador to observe fisherfolk's lives there, he later assisted in many a humanitarian work in the area.

  • Faye
    2019-03-20 06:08

    This book tied in with the "Theatre of Fish" book that I read last spring. True life story. Very short book...I think only about 50-60 pages. The husband of a friend of mine is from St. Anthony's in Newfoundland which is where Grenfell was based. He heard I read Theatre of Fish (which is all about Nfld.) and lent this book to me to read Grenfell's first hand account of his adventure.

  • Max Wilson
    2019-03-06 10:47

    A very short read, perfect for folks waiting in a airport or some other medium-length wait. A little tough for dog lovers, though. The voice actor's rendition of a Newfoundlander's accent was shockingly accurate and way too close to home, aye.

  • Holly Weiss
    2019-02-23 06:49

    Read with Ernie

  • Brigid
    2019-03-01 06:14

    Audiobook: more of a chapter or a short story. Well narrated and interesting, but so short I was disappointed.

  • Eric
    2019-03-05 12:46

    This was a very interesting story of arctic survival. Grenfell was ill-prepared when he set out, and his experience at doing what's required yield valuable lessons for today.

  • John
    2019-03-21 12:00

    A short but miraculous tale of survival when the odds seemed impossible.

  • Harold
    2019-03-08 04:54

    Dr. Wilfred Grenfell's account of his time stranded on the ice with his dog team. Newfoundland history.

  • Tome Addiction
    2019-03-08 09:00

    A great little story I found for free online. A survival story of a man stuck on the ice adrift in the arctic.

  • Paul Green
    2019-03-07 08:45

    A short audio book that painted a powerful picture of life and struggle against the creel North Atlantic!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-11 11:07

    this was an audiobook.

  • T
    2019-03-09 08:15

    A very good book and a short,quick read. AboutSir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940) medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Cyndi
    2019-03-14 10:08

    Very exciting story!