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    • Everest 1953

    • The Epic Story of the First Ascent
    • By: Mick Conefrey
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of that extraordinary first ascent. In a thrilling tale of adventure and courage, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was actually beset by crisis and controversy, both on and off the mountain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I've read many too

    • By Jack on 11-28-13

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Ghosts of K2

    • By: Mick Conefrey
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    At 28,251 feet, K2 might be almost 800 feet shorter than Everest, but it’s a far harder climb. It will kill you on the way up and the way down. Mick Conefrey guides us through the early story of the legendary mountain and the extraordinary attempts that led up to its first ascent in 1954 - these are tales of riveting drama and unimaginable tragedy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • First Review? It was an "okay" book

    • By Matthew on 10-20-15

    Regular price: $20.24