My mind is linear, without patience. Who studies the history of yellow? I love a story & wonder who ate the first tomato. I bet it was my
My favorite books are true stories of people that overcome difficult circumstances: Running for My Life, Skeletons in the Zahara, Into Thin Air, Endurance, et al.
Miracle in the Andes is a book where you feel good about spending your time reading it. When I brag on my reading, I will brag on this one.
Let me know if you have others that are in the same genre, and send titles.
I like mostly non fiction but not self improving. I like history novels and some times a good fiction novel
This one is as good as non fiction can get. You will not put it down until you get to the last page. One of the best audio books of my collection
54 yrs, ,memb 12yrs,library -75%nonfic 10% fiction,15% classics. History, all sciences, bio, classics,diverse other interests.
If you've read " alive" and so think this isn't worth reading, your making a BIG mistake. If you think this book will just be depressing - your making a BIG mistake. If you think this will be a poorly written rehash of the story - again, mistake.
What this is, is one of the greatest story's of survival ever told - and Unlike "Alive" this book has been Written by the leader and savior of the group 30 yrs or so after the incident.
What kept coming up in my mind as I was reading this was how well it was written. This is such a remarkable almost unbelievable story! Finally being told by the leader of those remarkable band of brothers who endured the unendurable. Just incredible stuff. Highest rating!
I read the original factual account of the Andes story ("Alive" by Piers Paul Read) when I was a teenager and never forgot the story. As an adult revisiting the amaziing story of the survival of the 16 young men trapped in the Andes mountain was well worth my time. The essence of this book for me is that through time and healing, Nando Parrado has reflected on everything that happened in those mountains and turned his experience into a positive message from which the entire world can benefit.
This book is an amazing tale of survival. Even if you've seen the movie Alive you should still listen to this book. I thought the narrator did a great job as well. I can't really even think of anything negative to say about this book. Worth the download!
I loved this book! This is an amazing account of both tragedy and triumph as told by one of the survivors. I was captivated by the story from the beginning and found it difficult to stop listening to this audio production as I arrived at my job each morning or back home in the afternoon.