This is one of my favorite Audible downloads. Lots of fun with wit and improvosation throughout. Do yourself a favor and spend a book credit. If you don't find yourself laughing out loud, ask someone you trust if they think you have a sense of humor. Cheers!
Mr. Boyd is a talented writer, no formulaic mystery boilerplate here. Rosamund Pike is great. The story is fun and I was sorry for it to end. So far, just this one audiobook by the author and narator. More, please!
Sorry to dog this one folks, but the author's over-description of detail left nothing for the reader to figure out. We actually found ourselves laughing aloud at the melodramatic spy genre clich?s. Pretty good narrator. Have fun if you buy this, but don't expect to be challenged.
Admittedly, I only got about 1/2 way through the audiobook. Way too negative. I expected a right wing perspective, but this is pure venom.
I am a huge fan of audible.com so it pains me to say that this book might be better in print version for three reasons. (1)The narration is not so great (I wish Breashears had read it), (2) it's abridged (yuk), and (3) the print book has some good photos. With this said, the author has had a remarkable career in adventure filmmaking and climbing. And unlike other "Everest" books, the author give a lot of detail about his early years and how he was introduced to climbing.
Breashears played an important role in the 1996 Everest tragedy. Without doubt, his decision to share precious bottled oxygen supplies with other teams saved lives, even though doing so risked the success of the multi-million dollar IMAX expedition that Breashears was leading. His portrait of the tragedy adds valuable insight that complements accounts written by Jon Krakauer, Beck Weathers and others.
A collection of enjoyable and sometimes funny short stories that were originally published in Outside Magazine. This book precedes Krakauer's "Into the Wild" which put Jon on the mainstream map, and of course "Into Thin Air", which is my favorite book of the past 10 years. Read by the author. Stories like these are easy to listen to several times.
This is one of my favorite books and I have given print or Audible copies to at least a dozen friends. I respect the honesty and accuracy that Krakauer strives for and hearing the book in his own voice makes it more real. I've read several books on Everest and the 1996 tragedy. Eiger Dreams is also an enjoyable book.
This is the first audioboook I abandoned half-way through. Maybe it would have been better if the author performed the actual voice naration. The first half of the audiobook (or maybe more) is about Eric's youth an early adult years.... not so much about climbing. I'm not sure why I didn't connect. Usually I eat this kind of stuff up.
Frankin doesn't just read the book... he performs it. Very, very funny.
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