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Kelley

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  • High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Kodas
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    In the years following the publication of Into Thin Air, much has changed on Mount Everest. Among all the books documenting the glorious adventures in mountains around the world, and the unique perils and challenges of Mount Everest, none details how the recent infusion of wealth into the mountains is reacting with the age-old lust for glory to draw crime to the highest places on the planet.

    JoAnn Marcon says: "Interesting"
    "Unprocessed Pique"
    Overall

    I've rated this book 3 stars because I just find the story of Everest absolutely fascinating and 'High Crimes' adds to this narrative in a way that, while sad, is important and convincing. What detracts from the account is the author's use of himself and his fellows as the unsullied center of this less than noble universe. I dislike it when participants in an event hold themselves aloof from judgement. Krakauer's genuine grief and contemplation of his own imperfection is what makes "Into thin air" so compeling and that introspection is completely lacking in this tale.
    Journalists may make just as much money from the mountain as guides do after all - what does that do to their own involvement in the mountain's dramas? It would have been a better book had that question been added to the others.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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