When Your Life Depends On It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic

· Terra Nova Press · Narrated by Dennis Kleinman
4 hr 53 min
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About this audiobook

Gold Medal winner: Best Audiobook 2022 from Wishing Shelf Awards. Finalist: Voice Arts Awards: Best Audiobook Narration - History category. Winner of multiple Book awards.

Brings you right into the action of the life-and-death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers.

Packed full of:

  • Thrilling stories of survival and adventure.
  • Incredible stories of bravery.
  • Camaraderie and teamwork even when all hope is lost.
  • True tales of courage, resilience – and even humor – in the most risky and dangerous circumstances.
  • Heroic situations... where split seconds determine who gets out alive.

★★★★★ “Absolutely inspiring. To me this should be required life reading.” Jean Bartlett, columnist.

★★★★★ “Excellent and compelling.” Geoff Hudson-Searle, Executive and best-selling author

★★★★★ “Clever, informative and extremely well researched.” Baz Grey, Explorer/mountaineer

Co-written by a decision expert and a historian, both possessing a flair for action-packed storytelling, Narrated by the acclaimed voice actor, Dennis Kleinman. When Your Life Depends on It reveals the mind-set of explorers who risked their lives, for science, discovery and exploration.

Listen to When Your Life Depends on It. Start your Antarctic adventure today!


  • Winner: Wishing Shelf Awards: Audiobook
  • Finalist: Voice Arts Awards: Best Audiobook Narration-History category
  • Winner: First Place: Chanticleer International Book Awards I&I Non-Fiction
  • Winner: Best Decision Making Books of All Time

About the author

Brad Borkan has a graduate degree in Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania where he co-authored two books on decision making with a Wharton professor. His 20 years with leading software companies has focused on helping large organizations improve their decision processes. David Hirzel has written a three-part polar biography of the Irish explorer Tom Crean, a key player in Scott's and Shackleton's expeditions. The final book of this series, Antarctic Voyager, was launched at the South-Polesium conference in Scotland (May 2015). Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic has been optioned for a documentary due for release in 2017.

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