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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (378 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Child Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2000 ISBN:
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Epic is a mountaineering term that evokes a sense of treacherous disaster. The climb that went wrong: fighting blinding snowstorms and horrific avalanches; days spent tentbound running low on food, water, and oxygen; surviving broken bones and shattered spirits. This program offers a collection of the most memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks, often in the worst possible conditions. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abram | 1/11/2014

    " This book has some of the most well know mountaineering stories combined into one exciting read. If you are interested in man versus mountain this will give you a good dose. Alas the book carries the name Krakauer and one must suspect foul play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/11/2013

    " I love good climging stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Sanders | 9/1/2013

    " The best stories all together for you are a climber or a vicarious participant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/21/2013

    " In need of a sense of adventure while stuck in an idle state - read this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abram | 7/12/2013

    " liked it again second time through. Its a good way to enter the realm of armchair mountaineering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/30/2013

    " Powerful stories of disasters and close calls while climbing mountains. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/26/2013

    " The best from some good mountaineering books. I stayed up reading 'til 1:30 am when I had to get up for work 4 hours later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 6/20/2012

    " This book was full of CRAZY stories of how people survived or others who did not survive climbs of various peaks around the world. It was intense. I had to put it down and remember to breathe! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 1/1/2011

    " for some reason i really like mountaineering/climbing/survival stories, and this is a cool anthology of a bunch of 'em. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 1/19/2010

    " A wonderful collection of climbing stories. These are bits of larger works and now I wish I could read all of them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hans | 7/16/2009

    " Be prepared for disaster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/6/2009

    " Loved the impossible tales of survival. Makes my lab life seem so ordinary and mundane. Makes me want to go climb something big. Something far away from Georgia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Climberb | 4/30/2008

    " Fantastic collection that makes you want to read the full stories. An excellent book for those that love mountaineering books, however it is a teaser to the full stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 8/11/2007

    " cool book filled with story after story of human spirit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 6/9/2006

    " Some of the stories got a bit samey after a while, and I preferred the stories of the more recent treks to the ones from the early 1900's, but overall a good book for anyone who enjoys true-life moutaineering peril stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Johnson | 9/1/2005

    " I love these stories of the crazy things people do... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 4/8/2005

    " A bunch of different stories that are all pretty dang good. He does a great job of telling more then just the adventure by going into a bit of history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Bartlett | 10/22/2004

    " Made me realize I do not want to climb a mountain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 6/16/2004

    " I have read this compilation previously. It is as powerful now as it a few years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 6/10/2004

    " Combo of short stories. Some good, some okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 2/3/2003

    " Good Book. Technical "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolovessnow Doucette | 5/9/2001

    " Each chapter is an excerpt from a mountaineering book. Great collection. I found several that make me want to read the entire book. Armchair mountaineering - love it! "

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