Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica” as Want to Read:
Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The author travelled as a humanities fellow with the Australian Antarctic Division in the summer of 2002-03. He was with the first Australian ship, arriving at Casey Station to deliver the new team "winterers" and take aawy the old.
Hardcover, 399 pages
Published 2007 by UNSW Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Slicing the Silence, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Slicing the Silence

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-49)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Doug Cornelius
Dec 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Since The Son and The Daughter came I have become an armchair adventurer rather than an outdoor adventurer. The tale of Shackleton’s adventure to Antarctica has always fascinated me; Trapped in ice for months and sailing to rescue in a small boat to an island hundreds of miles of away. I am always stunned that his entire crew survived in a situation where none should have.

I came across a blurb about Tom Griffiths’ Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica in National Geographic’s Adventure mag
...more
George Ilsley
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel, history, antarctic
Took me a while to get into this. The format is an account of the author's personal journey to Antarctica as a "round tripper" (someone who is on the ship for the return trip, rather than someone who is going to stay, or coming back from over-wintering) interspersed with historical accounts, usually arranged thematically. There is a strong Australian perspective in these accounts, which I enjoyed. Having taken one continent just by arriving and saying "This is ours!" Australia decided that the A ...more
David
May 31, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried hard. I really wanted to read and enjoy the book. I love the concept and the reviews were great. But I just could not take the authors style. Too jumpy. Just all over the place. Got about 1/3 way through.
Krysten
Couldn't finish it, even though it had a promising start. I have an Antarctica obsession but polar literature puts me into a state of mind that ruins me for days.
Katie
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stuffed full of history alongside a narrative of the author's voyage to Antarctica, this book is dense but very readable
putabirdonit47
rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2010
Ian
rated it liked it
Nov 28, 2013
Annie Whitehead
rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2014
Jerome
rated it liked it
Oct 03, 2013
Ryan
rated it it was amazing
Oct 20, 2016
Ingrid
rated it really liked it
Sep 17, 2013
Sean Greene
rated it really liked it
Feb 29, 2016
geographyofhope
rated it really liked it
May 23, 2011
Jeremy
rated it it was amazing
Nov 09, 2014
Jesse Blackadder
rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2013
Naomi
rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2012
Jeff
rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2010
Nik
rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2012
Kelsey Matson
rated it liked it
Apr 02, 2013
Dschok
rated it really liked it
Aug 11, 2013
Greg
rated it it was amazing
Jun 19, 2016
Erica
marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2008
RMA
marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2009
Rebecca
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2012
Jane
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2012
Faith McLellan
marked it as to-read
May 25, 2012
Cynthia Cobb
marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2012
Christy
marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2013
Clayborn
marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2013
putabirdonit47
marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2014
Minna
marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2014
Shrikex
marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2014
Gretel
marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2014
Ericka Seidemann
marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2014
Tegan
marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2014
Chris Zimmerman
marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2014
Sarah
marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2014
Rik
marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2015
Andrei
marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2015
Animelove24 Brown
marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2015
Wendy
marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2015
Cat
marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2016
Karen
marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2016
Terri FL
marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2016
két con
marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book