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  • K2

  • Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
  • By: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time he probes K2's most memorable sagas in an attempt to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions raised by mountaineering - questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Makes You Want to Climb K2... Almost

  • By JJ on 12-30-15

Not what i expected

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I thought this book was going to be focused on the authors climb but it seemed more about the history of mountaineering with a touch of the authors climb sprinkled in. The allure of hearing about one tale was dust covered with foreshadowing and analysis of past climbs.

  • I Hope I Screw This Up

  • How Falling in Love with Your Fears Can Change the World
  • By: Kyle Cease
  • Narrated by: Kyle Cease
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

After 25 years of achieving what he thought were his dreams of being a headlining touring comedian and actor, Kyle Cease suddenly discovered that the belief that "when something happens, I will be happy" is a complete lie. With nothing more than an intuition, he decided to quit his stand-up career at its peak, and now - as a transformational comedian - he brings his one-of-a-kind self-help wisdom to sold-out audiences in his Evolving Out Loud Live stage show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't drink and listen or spit-takes will result

  • By Rebecca Kickel on 09-20-17

Great and humorous book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Great book! Might need to read it three or 4 times and stop when told to stop and do when told to do. Life changing applications.

  • Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War

  • By: Joe Bageant
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

After 30 years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a “dirt poor” childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Deeper Understanding of America

  • By Catherine S. Read on 08-10-14

Great perspective.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

A wonderful read from a person who has been on both sides of the fence. More urban people should listen.