Yes. This book takes you to Mt Everest
The narrator is Jon Krakauer and this is his story of the tragedy of the climbers killed in one particular climb
He did an excellent job. Who knows this story better.
The end of the book has the best insights into the whole terrible tragedy
I first saw the story in OutSide magazine and thought I would read it sometime but never did. Glad I waited for the audio version.
Very interesting and tragic story. It was very interesting to hear about the conditions and terrain that you must cover to climb everest.
Everest, Adventure, Danger
Yes I would. It was a well-written account of the deadliest day on Everest.
The narration was a little monotonous for my taste. It annoyed me at first but then I moved past that.
This is my new favorite audiobook. I found it to be utterly compelling, so much so that I listened to another Jon Krakauer book (Into the Wild) as soon as I finished this one. Prior to listening to this book, I had absolutely no interest in mountaineering or in Everest. Now I can't get enough of both....
Yes, a great story, well written and insightful. The mindset and determination of the folks who endeavor to climb is fascinating. Though I appreciate the work ethic and desire, I can't quite understand the fascination with death. It seems to me the people who do this have some sort of death wish, or at minimum an interest in losing limbs to frostbite and/or friends. The psyche of these people is fascinating. While I can get close to the sensation, and have considered climbing, the brush with death in that environment just could not compel me. The story is well done, the author and narrator good, though in my assessment, he has no reason to feel guilty.
The author's mental anguish over the whole situation. Really makes one think. After some introspection I must say, he has nothing to feel guilty about. Adults making decisions to do something that is probably best left to the professionals. And even they run the risks....
I had a good laugh at the fellow getting close to camp and sliding down head first to the call. Then he actually got up, waved, and walked in. It is not a funny scene, but the spectacle amidst all of the complexity was wild.
I am not sure a movie would be worth seeing. The hero would have to be Hall, but what a shame he perished for the sake of one client achieving the summit. then, after the client is done, he stays with him. Tragic, for both, but what a spirit.
This may be one I listen to on the way to the Grand Canyon or any other place I will go for fun. As a reminder how frail the human body can be when ego gets in the way. What amazing development of the individuals in the story. Great listen.
I have no personal experience in climbing, and I chose this book on tape because of its ratings and because it was in the great first listen section.
I knew very little about this subject matter before listening to this book, and have become quite interested in climbing and in other climber's experiences.I learned alot about something that I knew very little.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the author read his own book
I remember following this story on the news as it was breaking, and even though I read the book several years ago, it has lost none of its drama. I wish, however, that John Krakauer would have opted not to narrate his excellent book. He has written singular pieces, but does not convey this one very well. Something with phrasing and pauses is lacking. Still, this is one I will listen to again. The fact that "he was there" certainly makes up for his minor flaws in narration.
Jon Krakauer the narrator
all of the people on the climb for different reasons
It has been made already
All assumptions done by mr Krakauer. That he is not presenting all facts. And that he present himself as a hero of high alltitude climbing.
get fact right and dont assume stupid things
All of it!!