Great and tragic story of adventure and terrible loss. This book will create in you wonder and excitement. The adventure though is only part of the story...the very real and humbling story of survival. The recording quality is below typical audible stories. The author and performance will leave you riveted and at the edge of you seat. A must read or listen too. Take notes to help keep tract of the various participants, it helps you understand the positions of the climbers and in many cases their tragic fates.
It's a genuinely fascinating story. I wasn't old enough to really be aware of the tragedy when it happened so it was all pretty new to me. Makes me excited to see the movie. Not quite on the level of The Martian or Unbroken but really good. I definitely listened to it at every chance.
As this is a true story and it's written from the point of view of Jon Krakauer, it's hard to fully know and understand the other characters. This makes it impossible to name a favorite character.
The entire story is great. I can't pick one specific scene.
If you're interested in what happened on Everest that year, this is a must read.
Yes. The narrator did an excellent job.
His pronunciation of names and occasional accent. Thought i was actually hearing John Krackauer at times.
I love everything about this audiobook; or at least I did. It used to be perfect when it was narrated by the author, but for some reason it was "updated" with a new narrator. It's nowhere near as good as it previously was. I'm pretty disappointed in the change.
This was a great book. The storyteller and the author allow you to dive headlong into the story with them. Can't say enough good things about this book.
There are so many moments in this book that leave you shaking your head, wondering what will happen, and leaving the listening asking the question, "What would I do in that same situation?"
I don't really have a favorite. He did well throughout the entire book. I think this being my first book will be tough to beat.
Into Thin Air: Life and Death Decisions on the Top of the World
This was a great book! Highly recommend it!
Everything was going well until the narrator tried to perform accents. Featured are some of the hardest accents to emulate and some that sounded downright racist, including British, kiwi, South African, Taiwanese, and some sort of Sherpa accent that, for all we know, might not even exist. Way to go.
Other than that, I highly recommend this book.
Fantastic, gripping book. Took me a little while to get into it, but once I did I couldn't stop listening. Jon Krakauer is an exceptional writer. His narrative here is moving and personal. Highly recommended.