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127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Movie Tie- In) | [Aron Ralston]

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Movie Tie- In)

Aron Ralston, an experienced twenty-seven-year-old outdoorsman, was on a days solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an eight-hundred- pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one.
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Aron Ralston, an experienced 27-year-old outdoorsman, was on a days solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an 800-pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one. On the fifth night, wracked by delirium and uncontrollable shivers, Aron scratched his epitaph into the rock wall, certain he would not see daylight.

Yet with the new morning came an epiphany: if he could use the rocks vise-like hold to break his arm bones, his blunted pocketknife could serve as a surgeons blade....

©2010 Simon & Schuster Audio; ©2010 Aron Ralston

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    Kacy Philadelphia 08-30-13
    Kacy Philadelphia 08-30-13

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    If you could sum up 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Movie Tie- In) in three words, what would they be?

    I saw the film and heard some snippets of Ralston's interviews online. This made me wonder why he said he wouldn't avoid this accident if he were to do it over again. This book helped to explain what the experience has done to enrich the author's life. Although the book would do a service to readers by adding some advice on avoiding similar incidents, it's a great story from a standpoint of overcoming adversity, facing fears, "growing" spiritually/intellectually, etc. The book does not, however, provide much advice in terms of "lessons learned." I enjoyed that it was ready by Aron Ralston himself. I always like audio books that are read by their own authors; you can be pretty sure that all the voice inflections are correct interpretations of the author's tone.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. BURLEY, ID, United States 05-10-12
    D. BURLEY, ID, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2015

    Climbing since 1995

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    "Couldn't watch the movie?"

    It was neat to listen to the voice of Aaron retell his own story. That said, he isn't an actor, but the way it was told is true to character. I'd already read quite a bit about the story, I'd watched NBC's report with Tom Brokaw. This book made me feel like I was there in the slot with him. Small warning, about the use of the F*** word just after he gets trapped by the rock. Other than that I'd recomend it to any young reader.
    If you listen to the story with the intent to criticize the author for mistakes made, or to second guess him "Well I would have done....." then you will not get the most out of this book. Rather this book can teach how amazing the will to live, and explore really is. It is an inspiring book.
    I started competitive Rock Climbing in 1996, and since then have drifted between the worlds of bouldering, trad climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, and even have a few big walls, under my belt. This book is fuel to get me home.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Tumwater, WA, United States 02-24-15
    Dave Tumwater, WA, United States 02-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Aron is one tough dude!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Movie Tie- In) to be better than the print version?

    I loved them both!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sheer determination of Aron's will to survive and his thinking how best escape his dilemma.


    What does Aron Ralston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You get a sense of how his mind works just by his word selection and his engineering background.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he had to cut the nerve in his arm, I flinched.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen! True escape to a life or death situation. What would you have done?

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    Yon 12-02-14
    Yon 12-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    Aron told this story in a way that it was very easy to follow and it was very entertaining and interesting. A book like this could have easily turned into a huge bore but I finished this one in like a day and a half. Great job!

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