very captivating. As a fellow climber I thought it was informative and well done. Good for you John for not being politicaly correct and telling it the way it is
The book is excellent! The audio book is perhaps even BETTER! Read by the author (Jon Krakauer) you truly feel the gripping story as it unfolds.
Jon's work is captivating and educational. When reaching the last CD I so much did not want it to end that I decided not to listen to it rather, I would start it over, keeping it fresh and alive. The second time around was as compelling as the first. I indeed finished the second go around having felt the Everest adventure and it's participants were a part of me.
I have listened to it many times since.
This is an excellent read/hear. I am not a mountain climber or an Everest nut, yet this book really made me get it. The real emotion is what makes it so universal.
Likes any genre so long as it is done well.
I had real reservations about getting this, seemed like it could be dry and technical. It certainly was not. Very gripping, very detailed, excellent listen. Narration was excellent.
This really lets you come away with a sense of adventure, but also the foolishness of some people, when hubris gets in the way.