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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: October 2008 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/24/2014

    " I liked this book too. After reading Into Thin Air I read this. I was glad I read them in this order so I could know more of what was happening. I thought there would be more details of what happened... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Herald | 1/15/2014

    " I still don't totally understand what motivates these people to pay upwards of $60,000 for a chance to die but I guess we constantly push ourselves to the limits of what the human body can endure. I'm amazed by the tenacity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gisele | 1/11/2014

    " So terrifying. Miracles happen. Lucky he's wealthy! "

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

    " This book had a little of everything. I felt bad for the author as he described his ordeal on Everest. Then as he sort of told his life history, I wanted to smack him. A common trait of climbers is that they neglect their families and focus solely on their climbing adventures. Then as he told of his recovery, I admired his strength. Something for everyone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy C | 1/9/2014

    " This book was less about his experience on Everest, and more so about his life before and how he became the way he was when he went to Everest, and then his life after. It was interesting to hear from his wife how she felt at the same times too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Sullivan | 1/3/2014

    " Wow ... finished this book on my Kindle in 1 week! I enjoyed this very much ... certainly recommended for anyone that also enjoyed Into Thin Air. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 8/23/2013

    " This is an adventure , the book takes you up the mountain, and back down, unbeleivable true story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 7/19/2013

    " Good addition to the true story, but only after reading Jon Krakauer's unforgettable book, Into Thin Air. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 6/1/2013

    " K and I just listened to this all the way to Glacier National Park and back. Riveting. In addition to his whole Everest experience, Beck talks about his wrestle with depression and several other climbs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 5/14/2013

    " This book was pretty good. I love anything to do with Everest so I found the story excellent but the writing was just ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie Gibbins | 5/20/2012

    " Simple writing, but a very inspiring account of Beck Weathers' back from the dead on Everest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Sheffield | 4/20/2012

    " The frightening tale of a man left for dead and his miraculous survival is engaging, alarming, and sometimes I just couldn't put it down. The details of his life, all the way back into his childhood, got a little tedious for me. I found his portrayal of his wife as a ROCK of strength inspiring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 3/10/2012

    " After reading "Into Thin Air", I wanted to read Beck Weathers' story about the same tragic climb up Everest. It was EXCELLENT! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Dally | 2/26/2012

    " Not the best writer or the best version of what happened on those days in '96 but still worth reading. Having seen him in person I was much more impressed with the talks he gave. That being said, what he survived thru is more amazing then most things you hear about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ob-jonny | 2/15/2012

    " This is Beck Weathers' autobiography. He was part of the 1996 Everest disaster and was the closest to death who actually survived. He looks upon his hardships with a sense of humor and the book is very funny at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bikenbeth | 10/31/2011

    " This book really helps fill in the gaps from all of the other books written about the '96 Everest disaster. A must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky Littlechilds | 6/24/2011

    " Interesting for those already interested in the 1996 Everest tragedy, otherwise not a particularly great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/19/2011

    " I still don't totally understand what motivates these people to pay upwards of $60,000 for a chance to die but I guess we constantly push ourselves to the limits of what the human body can endure. I'm amazed by the tenacity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 2/13/2011

    " Wow ... finished this book on my Kindle in 1 week! I enjoyed this very much ... certainly recommended for anyone that also enjoyed Into Thin Air. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ob-jonny | 1/9/2011

    " This is Beck Weathers' autobiography. He was part of the 1996 Everest disaster and was the closest to death who actually survived. He looks upon his hardships with a sense of humor and the book is very funny at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 10/31/2010

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 7/23/2010

    " I bought this book to read the first half where Weathers describes his incredible journey through Everest and the attendant recovery. I have no interest in the second part where he discusses his weird addiction issues. I will likely never finish the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peach | 5/20/2010

    " The frightening tale of a man left for dead and his miraculous survival is engaging, alarming, and sometimes I just couldn't put it down. The details of his life, all the way back into his childhood, got a little tedious for me. I found his portrayal of his wife as a ROCK of strength inspiring! "

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