I could hardly put it down. It was an adventure with incredible character development. Perfect mix of survival details and the human development. I would love to hear Nando speak in person about this.
I have read 100+ books on Audible, and this is the one I have re-listened to the most. I keep it permanently on my iPod, and regularly listen to favourite passages, and especially to the interview with Nando Parrado where he explains the story of how he came to write the book after all these years.
The best fiction authors can't come close to matching this real-life story of survival and the life-long journey of self-discovery that results.
Trust all these 5-star reviews -- read the book! I promise you won't be disappointed.
I love this story. I have seen the movie Alive, read the book and now listened to Nando Parrado's book (one of the survivors) and this is the best of the three. This is a powerful story that provides the reader with perspective on their own life.
Even if you saw the movie or read the book Alive, which I did not, Miracle In The Andes is an emotionally wrenching and intellectually challenging literary event you will never forget. It is a story of both action and character. It will make you think about life, and death, and love, and God, all the greatest literary themes, as only the best literature can. Nando Parrado is someone we can all learn from. A joyously excellent and timeless read for both men and women, most highly recommended.
The choice of obscene words although they may have been factual, I found them offensive
This story is very interesting and inspiring. To think that it is a true story is incredible and I cannot imagine such an event taking place.
This reminded me of Endurance by Ernest Shackleton. The will to live and press on is an incredible feature.
Movies usually ruin a books story.
A very good listen and something that can impart a good qualities
Real life example of what it takes to be a leader - courage, perseverance, compassion, dedication. An inspiring story for all leaders.
Highest possible recommendation for this book. It's absolutely the best audiobook I have purchased. The author's reading of prologue and epilogue, and the interview at the end are icing on the cake.
I absolutely disagree with the first reviewer. I was captivated by the authors willingness to describe his inner struggle in great detail. "Alive" is weak and shallow in comparison. This book is about character and determination, hope and despair, life and death, God and self. I highly recommend it!