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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Seaborn Beck Weathers Narrator: Buck Schirner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On May 10, 1996, nine climbers perished in a blizzard high on Mount Everest, the single deadliest day ever on the peak. The following day, one of these victims was given a second chance. His name is Beck Weathers.

The tale of Dr. Weathers's miraculous awakening from a deep hypothermic coma was widely reported. But the hidden story of what led the pathologist to Everest in the first place, and his painful recovery after his dramatic rescue, has not been told until now.

Brilliant and gregarious, Weathers discovered in his 30s that mountain climbing helped him cope with the black dog of depression. But his self-prescribed therapy came at a steep cost: estrangement from his wife, Peach, and their two children. By the time he left for Everest, his home life had all but disintegrated.

Yet when he was reported dead after lying exposed on the mountain for 18 hours in subzero weather, it was Peach who orchestrated the daring rescue that brought her husband home. Only then, facing months of surgery and the loss of his hands, did Beck Weathers also begin to face himself, his family, his past, and his uncertain future.

Candid and uncompromising, Left for Dead is a deeply compelling saga of crisis and change, and of the abiding power of love and family. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corey | 2/18/2014

    " After reading Into Thin Air I wanted to read more about this tragedy. In one of the few epilogues in that book, Jon mentions Beck's book so I thought that I'd look it up. I got it last week and when I began the book it sucked me in. It was not quite as captivating as Into Thin Air but I think that is because he didn't focus on the tragedy much at all. He skimmed over it and then goes on to tell the readers how he got there (on Everest) and about his life in general. Even without the minute-by-minute detail (he states in the epilogue that he didn't do this because he felt the other books on the subject covered it enough) it is still a fascinating book and what Beck Weathers comes back from is still quite amazing. A definite must-read for the reader whom likes real-life drama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna Mabry | 2/6/2014

    " This book was an excellent account of not only the expedition, but the personal demons Beck Weathers dealt with that made him go out again and again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marc | 1/29/2014

    " A worthwhile read, especially if you have read "Into Thin Air" and other accounts of that fateful season on Everest, but I thought the editing could have been tighter if nothing else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 1/25/2014

    " I learned from reading this book is that everyone can do something out of their compfort zone. I think this book, was very amazing. It was a easy read and the chapters are very well layed out. "

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