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    • No Shortcuts to the Top

    • Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
    • By: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578

    For 18 years, Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NO SHORTCUTS

    • By Anatoliy on 04-05-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    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
    • 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
    • Release date: 10-13-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 532 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Will to Climb

    • Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna - the World's Deadliest Peak
    • By: David Roberts, Ed Viesturs
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    The best-selling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2 chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalaya, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made - or attempted - the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest challenges.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational!

    • By Erik on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • No Shortcuts to the Top

    • Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
    • By: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
    • Narrated by: Ed Viesturs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    For 18 years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Story About Mountaineering & Challenges

    • By Lindsay on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $23.93