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  • Forever on the Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Tabor
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven veteran climbers, members of Joe Wilcox's 12-man expedition, at 20,000 feet on Alaska's Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged. Despite the availability of massive resources, no rescue was mounted, and all seven men died. The tragedy was one of the most controversial, bitterly contested, and mysterious tragedies in all of mountaineering history.

    Art says: "Tabor pulled it off!"
    "Distracting narration"
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm almost finished with the book but came here to see if anyone else was a little put off by the narration. So it's not just me! I've loved Scott Brick's narration every other time I've heard him, but this time he's over the top. The story is dramatic enough without "help."

    Aside from that, it is indeed a dramatic and interesting story. I may buy the paper book for a re-read, especially if it contains the photographs described by the author. I've scoured the net looking for them and no luck.

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  • Deep Survival: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Laurence Gonzales
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (169)

    After her plane crashes, a 17-year-old girl spends 11 days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference?

    Betty says: "I'm not sure it can get better than this"
    "New addition to my 'favorites' list"
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    Where does Deep Survival rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Close to the top.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I bought it for the survival stories, but was surprised how the author was able to tie everything into normal-life crises and I could relate to it on a whole new level.


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I'm not sure if I have. He was very good here.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have enjoyed this book if it was nothing but a collection of disaster/survival stories but when he started connecting mental attitudes of survivors to situations us non-adventurer types might encounter it was like a lightbulb going on over my head.

    I learned a ton from this book and feel better equipped to deal with anything from losing a job to getting lost in the wilderness. Will be reading this one again and again.

    Only negative was a bit too much about his dad. But it's his book and he idolizes his dad (for good reason) so I really have no problem with it.

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