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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Krakauer Narrator: Jon Krakauer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. 

In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible.

From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda Lueck | 2/15/2014

    " I've always meant to read Krakauer, and now I'm on a roll. I began with this one because it was older and essays -- and was more than pleasantly surprised. Krakauer writes clearly beautifully, and with just enough personal reflection to both involve me on mountains WAY beyond my capability, and also to apprise me of the risks that people like him take. Yikes. It was beautiful thoughtful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/4/2014

    " Short essays. I liked this format - it was more fun than 'Into Thin Air' but still had the expertise and passion. I was especially fond of the story of the guy that started bouldering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarahr | 2/4/2014

    " Great stories, love the settings, perfect small book to tuck in your purse for a plane ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Reid | 1/29/2014

    " I learned a lot about the history of climbing from this book. I didn't realize how big a role Yosemite has played in the evolution of climbing. "

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