©1997 Jon Krakauer; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
I can't say I "enjoyed" this book, because I don't know how anyone can say they enjoy hearing the story of a tragedy. But I can say this book had me wrapped up in the story from beginning to end, and the author was very effective in communicating his first-hand experiences and the life-and-death challenges the team faced. The author helps us to understand the real dangers that Everest climbers face and that it's not the glamorous image you usually see in the media. As you listen you can't help but ask yourself what you would do if you were in the same situation. I highly recommend this book -- not as "entertainment", but for an engaging first-hand account that has many lessons for everyone.
very captivating. As a fellow climber I thought it was informative and well done. Good for you John for not being politicaly correct and telling it the way it is
The book is excellent! The audio book is perhaps even BETTER! Read by the author (Jon Krakauer) you truly feel the gripping story as it unfolds.
Jon's work is captivating and educational. When reaching the last CD I so much did not want it to end that I decided not to listen to it rather, I would start it over, keeping it fresh and alive. The second time around was as compelling as the first. I indeed finished the second go around having felt the Everest adventure and it's participants were a part of me.
I have listened to it many times since.
This is an excellent read/hear. I am not a mountain climber or an Everest nut, yet this book really made me get it. The real emotion is what makes it so universal.
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