Adrift on an Ice Pan
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Adrift on an Ice Pan

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Published November 1st 2004 by Rattling Books (first published January 16th 1992)
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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...more
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 am...more
Paul Green
A short audio book that painted a powerful picture of life and struggle against the creel North Atlantic!
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.
Marts  (Thinker)
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.
Max Wilson
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.
A very good book and a short,quick read. AboutSir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940) medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Audiobook: more of a chapter or a short story. Well narrated and interesting, but so short I was disappointed.
this was an audiobook.
Peter J.
Short And interesting.
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Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, KCMG (28 February 1865 – 9 October 1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Grenfell moved to London in 1882. He then commenced the study of medicine at the London Hospital Medical College (now part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry) under the tutelage of Sir Frederick Treves: he graduated in 1888. His immediate family came f...more
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