The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.
"into thin air"
I'd never fought more than one person at a time before, well, at least not outside of black belt training. But, that was just sparring. Still, I prepared myself just as I would in class. They attacked simultaneously from different sides. I side stepped while delivering a strike to one guy's gut. The other did manage to catch me in the chest and, though my momentum didn't allow him to get a good grip, it sent me sprawling.
"This book has it all!"
"Joe," I said, concerned, "hit the brake!" "I am," Joe said, pumping the pedal now. But the car didn't slow at all. The traffic light turned red as we hurtled toward the intersection. And suddenly I saw the one other car out this early on a Saturday morning - a huge Express Delivery truck! Joe screamed. I leaned forward, bracing myself against the dashboard. There was nothing we could do. It was speeding right at us!
While spending summer vacation in a small North Carolina town, 14-year-old Bobbie Farnsworth becomes fast friends with a young girl named Sam. As their friendship grows, Bobbie learns Sam's twin sister, Serena, disappeared without a trace three years prior. Although the authorities believe Serena was kidnapped, Sam is convinced something else happened to her sister; she just doesn't know what.