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- Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1
- By: Michelle Paver
- Narrated by: Ian McKellen
- Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only 12-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.
Where are book 2 and 3?
- By It on 02-04-10
Young at heart
Fun book even for adults. I'm 45, loved it. My dad who's 79 enjoyed it too.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Into Thin Air
- A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
- By: Jon Krakauer
- Narrated by: Philip Franklin
- Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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.
Audio version RUINED with new narrator!
- By Jeffrey E. on 02-06-16
I found the story well told. Perhaps the voice is a little monotone, but this isn't a fairy tale, its someones life experience. I especially like the quotes at the beginning of the chapters from various authors about Everest, and the author gives a brief account of some of the early attempts to climb Mt Everest which is interesting.
The story is a story of grief and sadness, so if you are looking for an uplifting story, this is not it. There are some redeeming portions, but on the whole I felt sadness in listening to this story. I think Jon shows lots of bravery exposing his thoughts to the world, I think those that are critical lack compassion and understanding of the predicament they were placed in.