My wife listened to this book with me for a while, but said she had to stop listening because she was bored with the author droning on about how great he is. I humored her and listened to the rest of it on my own. I have to admit that she's right. Mr. Visteurs does think more highly of himself than the average person and I too became disenchanted when he cites passage after passage of all the great things that other people wrote about him. I did enjoy the climbing stories, however, and he did accomplish something I would only dream of, so I guess he's entitled to a certain amount of self-congratulations. Overall, there are better mountain-climbing books out there and I would recommend skipping this one.
I thought this was a good story and narration. I found it a good listen with interesting thoughts about the anthropologic effects of modern life encroaching on aboriginal societies.
I'm sorry, but I couldn't keep listening to this book past the halfway point. It's not badly written, but it has too many worn-out stereotypes to interest me. The narrator is pretty good, however.
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