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Matthew

Memphis, TN, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Wolf Brother: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michelle Paver
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only 12-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

    Ray says: "Best Reader"
    "Young at heart"
    Overall

    Fun book even for adults. I'm 45, loved it. My dad who's 79 enjoyed it too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2036)
    Performance
    (852)
    Story
    (868)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "Heart wrenching"
    Overall

    I found the story well told. Perhaps the voice is a little monotone, but this isn't a fairy tale, its someones life experience. I especially like the quotes at the beginning of the chapters from various authors about Everest, and the author gives a brief account of some of the early attempts to climb Mt Everest which is interesting.
    The story is a story of grief and sadness, so if you are looking for an uplifting story, this is not it. There are some redeeming portions, but on the whole I felt sadness in listening to this story. I think Jon shows lots of bravery exposing his thoughts to the world, I think those that are critical lack compassion and understanding of the predicament they were placed in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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