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Explore: Stories of Survival from Off the Map (Unabridged Selections) | [Lawrence Millman, Gene Savoy, Tim Cahill]

Explore: Stories of Survival from Off the Map (Unabridged Selections)

Explore offers first-hand accounts from the world's boldest explorers, men and women encountering storms, starvation, cannibals, and disease in their pursuit of adventure. From the mountains of the Himalaya and the jungles of New Guinea, to the ice floes of the Arctic and the ruins of Peru, Explore will take you off the map to those few refuges where true discovery is still possible.
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Publisher's Summary

Explore offers first-hand accounts from the world's boldest explorers, men and women encountering storms, starvation, cannibals, and disease in their pursuit of adventure. Their stories are immediate, passionate, and dramatic accounts of contact with the unknown, discovered in the mountains of the Himalaya, the jungles of New Guinea, the ice floes of the Arctic and the ruins of Peru. With selections from Lawrence Millman, Gene Savoy, Tim Cahill, Fridtjof Nansen, Redmond O'Hanlon, John Long, Dwight Brooks, Nina Mazuchelli, and Harold Brodkey, Explore will take you off the map to those few refuges where true discovery is still possible.

Part of the Arenaline Book® Audio Series.

©2000 Jennifer Schwamm Willis; (P)2000 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Listen & Live Audio's new series will take your breath away and send your heart racing." (AudioFile)
"Absolutely gripping." (Kliatt Magazine)

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    Dan Fort Collins, CO, USA 05-06-05
    Dan Fort Collins, CO, USA 05-06-05
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    "My first horrible pick!"

    As a mountaineer, I thought I could appreciate some stories of other adventurers and how they persevered through adversity. Well, no such luck was experienced with this audio. The first story was somewhat palatable and humorous, however the voice sounded like some nauseating rich snob who I would have punched the face just on principle. The rest of the stories were dreadful and very painful to listen to. I kept thinking, ?just one more story ...I?m sure they will get better?. And the music! I felt like I was in 3rd grade watching some old 1960?s film with that chessy music in the background that was way too happy. I stopped the punishment after five stories. After hearing something like ?Into Thin Air? or ?Touching the Void? I assumed this would be similar. It is NOT!

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    matthew san diego, CA, United States 09-20-11
    matthew san diego, CA, United States 09-20-11 Member Since 2008

    I am an English teacher in China and can now read and write some Chinese.I have been to 13 countries on 4 continents.I am an avid audiophile

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    "A mix of interesting and depressing"

    A couple of the stories among this series were worth listening to,but the majority simply didn't really interest me.Possibly the best story was of the guys who discovered a cave in Paupua New Guinea and went cave diving,which has to be foolhardy at best,but makes for an interesting listen.The other story that grabbed me was about two explorers lost in the arctic,who are attacked by a bear and later a walrus of all things and their struggle to surivive and maintain their sanity facing the possibity of overwintering in the frozen tundra.

    The choice to cap the book off with someone dying of Aids and how they tried to face it with dignity did nothing to make me feel the book was overall decent.

    I enjoyed Sebatian Jungers Fire much more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lillnow 05-07-12
    Lillnow 05-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If they had selected better stories, or better chapters in these stories


    Has Explore turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I'm going to be more cautious. I won't assume that stories of adventure and survival are interesting and informative.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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