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Eiger Dreams | [Jon Krakauer]

Eiger Dreams

In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, Krakauer explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, Eiger.
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Publisher's Summary

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, Krakauer explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, Eiger - always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience.

©1997 Jon Krakauer; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"As hard-edged and gripping as the peaks themselves." (Climbing)
"... the stories unwind as though the reader were front-pointing up a Himalayan serac or hanging by a nubbin in an Arizona canyon." (Snow Country)

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    Steve Anderson Dallas, TX 01-03-05
    Steve Anderson Dallas, TX 01-03-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Great book. Where Krakauer got his start..."

    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.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    M. Huskey Cottonwood, CA, United States 09-21-11
    M. Huskey Cottonwood, CA, United States 09-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Read Inspiring and Moving"

    If you want to be swept up into the fierce world of triumph and loss in the world of climbing look no further than Jon Krakauer. He delves into the world of climbing, talks about famous, infamous and tragic figures and places and inspires me towards the limits of my potential. Does not specifically focus on Eiger, but it and other climbs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bradley ROSEVILLE, CA, United States 09-18-13
    Bradley ROSEVILLE, CA, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent mountaineering book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, The book is great at describing the obstacles people face when climing , struggles against nature and yourself.


    What other book might you compare Eiger Dreams to and why?

    Boys of Everest, Ed Viesturs K2, they are very descriptive about the journey and you get a clear picture of what it might be like.


    What about Jon Krakauer’s performance did you like?

    The flow of his and description of his stories.


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

    Yes, the final 3 minutes of the book is great.


    Any additional comments?

    I think it's great that he reads his own stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ingrid M. Smith Sydney, Australia 05-28-12
    Ingrid M. Smith Sydney, Australia 05-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Eiger Dreams (abridged) by Jon Krakauer"
    What made the experience of listening to Eiger Dreams the most enjoyable?

    Jon Krakauer reading his own excellent work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eiger Dreams?

    Jon's attempt at climbing the Eiger.


    What about Jon Krakauer’s performance did you like?

    Jon's voice makes for very good listening.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It runs through all the emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    Would very much like an unabridged version, read by Jon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Watertown, NY, United States 09-07-10
    Daniel Watertown, NY, United States 09-07-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Probably not for me."

    I got bored pretty quickly, so I don't think this book was for me. I should have picked something else.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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