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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Archer Narrator: Roger Allam Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary, and Neil Armstrong—their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if one man had such a dream, and once he’d achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

Jeffrey Archer’s new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man—George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing.

Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, “because it is there.” On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit.

In fact, not until you’ve turned the last page of Archer’s extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed. Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Veteran actor Roger Allam brings an impressive range and energy to Archer’s historical novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Listeners will savor the tonality of British stage actor Roger Allam’s voice.”

    Library Journal

  • “Read by Olivier Award-winning actor Roger Allam, Paths of Glory penetrates the driven mind of this obsessed and extraordinary British gentleman who represented the spirit of a generation.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Roger Allam’s rich, clear voice is an excellent vehicle for the delivery of Jeffrey Archer’s novel based on the life and exploits of one of England’s greatest adventurers, George Mallory…Allam’s British accent and warm tones bring authenticity to the text…Text and presentation meld into a totally satisfying experience.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shirley | 2/14/2014

    " What a marvelous book. So glad to have had this one in my "To Read" stack. Too bad the ending had to be a sad one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzette | 2/7/2014

    " Okay, I was on an airplane and this is a fine book for an airplane. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John | 1/28/2014

    " I listened to the audio book version and though I finished it, I was disappointed. I don't think Jeffry Archer captures the difficulty that Mallory and his team must have experienced climbing Everest. After reading Krakauer' Into Thin Air and other mountaineering books regarding the cold and thin atmosphere, Archer makes the actual climb seem more like a extended stroll up an English hill. I did appreciate his description of the political machinery regarding the Everest Committee and the Royal Geographical Society, but since this is a work of historical fiction, it is hard to discern how accurate it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Naresh | 1/18/2014

    " One of the best books I have ever read. Thanks to Jeffery Archer. Its a classic. "

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