©1997 Jon Krakauer; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
In the 4 years I have been enjoying audible books, I have never felt compelled to write a review until now. This is the most amazing story. Krakauer is modest but obviously heroic. He seems to truly regret his faults in the events while not overplaying his courage and stamina in saving several lives. Usually authors' narrations are not as good as the pros, but he does a great job. You can feel the emotion. For me it was like reading LOTR for the first time.
I was a little late to the party on this book. It is great, very gripping start to finish, the pace reminded me of The Perfect Storm. I read John's book on Pat Tillman and it was great as well.
This being my first audio book, I'm impress of how well the author captured his experience. I was moved by his narration and felt as if I was on the journey along side them. Great book so worth listening!
What a shame. I had been wanting to know more about this climb & when my high school freshman was assigned to read it for her honors English class I jumped at the chase to read it w/her. After purchasing the audio & paperback, I QUICKLY regretted both. The bad language forced us to neither lister no read the account. My daughter ended up having to Spark Note The book.
The climbers account of this expedition could have been appreciated to its highest honor of heroism without the bad language. What a sincere shame.
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