Out of the Silence

After the Crash
Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A personal story of survival, hope, and spiritual awakening in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

It’s the unfathomable modern legend that has become a testament to the resilience of the human spirit: the 1972 Andes plane crash and the Uruguayan rugby teammates who suffered seventy-two days among the dead and dying. It was a harrowing test of endurance on a snowbound cordillera that ended in a miraculous rescue. Now comes the unflinching and emotional true story by one of the men who found his way home. 

Four decades after the tragedy, a climber discovered survivor Eduardo Strauch’s wallet near the memorialized crash site and returned it to him. It was a gesture that compelled Strauch to finally “break the silence of the mountains.” 

In this revelatory and rewarding memoir, Strauch withholds nothing as he reveals the truth behind the life-changing events that challenged him physically and tested him spiritually, but would never destroy him. In revisiting the horror story we thought we knew, Strauch shares the lessons gleaned from far outside the realm of rational learning: how surviving on the mountain, in the face of its fierce, unforgiving power and desolate beauty, forever altered his perception of love, friendship, death, fear, loss, and hope.

©2012 by Eduardo Strauch Urioste, Mireya Soriano. Translation © 2019 by Jennie Erikson. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Loving Silence

A brilliant opportunity to share real pain, struggle and triumph. We see ourselves as we are and we we ought to be in the future. Loved it.

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Excellent

I remember watching the movie Alive I realized how much you can change to stay alive. Even finding out things you thought you could never thing loss to do. I am really impressed on the story far better then the movie I saw.

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Well worth a listen

I think that you will enjoy and benefit from listening to this story. I did, very much so.

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A New Take on a Well-Known Story

I remember reading Alive many years ago, but this book looked at the truly, spiritually transformative results of the Andean crash. I loved Eduardo Strach's new understanding as a result of his experience.

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entralled

couldn't put the book down because it was so real as I'd I was there

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Wonderful story about survival, family and Christian faith that can and will get you through anything

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Inspiring story

A story of resilience and hope. I enjoyed listening to the narrator. The book did jump around a bit but I still enjoyed the many lessons.

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intriguing & moving

the story & performance keeps your attention. the feelings it invokes are quite stirring. I recommend this audible narration.

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Poignant account with very good narration. I will

Poignant account with very good narration. i will definately recommend this title to others who might have an interest.

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Thoughtful book

I have read the books Alive, Miracle in the Andes, and I had to Survive. And I have been up to crash site on one of Mr. Strauch’s and Mr Peña’s annual expeditions. The experience of being trapped on the mountain clearly has affected each survivor differently. This book uses the author’s experiences on the mountain and in his life to illuminate important shared aspects of our humanity.

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