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4.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 5 4.00 (6,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roland Smith Narrator: Ramon de Ocampo Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN:
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Peak Marcello is a 14-year-old who loves to climb things. Unfortunately, living in New York City makes his hobby difficult. After a run-in with the law, Peak is presented with two options: endure Juvenile Detention or reconnect with his estranged father, who runs a climbing operation in Thailand. The choice is easy for Peak, but his father has an ulterior motive for their reunion: he wants his son to risk his life and become the youngest person to ever scale Mount Everest.

Roland Smith's novels for young adults have received wide acclaim, from publications such as Library Journal and Booklist, for their intense realism. 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 Owen | 2/14/2014

    " Great read! At the Torino Olympics, Bodie Miller had an interview where he talked about the competitiveness of sport. He thinks it is crazy that we weed people out of sports, so that only the strongest and fastest compete after the age of 20 or so. I think Peak's decision to not reach the summit was in this same vein of thinking. In 21st century America, we are always looking to see who is the best. We have phrases in our popular culture like, "Nobody remembers 2nd place!" The U.S. started allowing professional athletes into the Olympics in 1992 after not getting the gold in Men's Basketball at the Seoul Olympics. Maybe you have heard this phrase as well, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing!" It is pathetic that this is the way the majority of our society thinks. Bravo, Peak! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Targett | 2/12/2014

    " A book worth reading. A compelling story that allows the reader to picture themselves in Peak's place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Igor | 2/11/2014

    " This book was good if you wanted to kill sime. The story line got boring after a while, but it can shine after a while. Peak Marcello is like a normal kid. Until he climbed a skyscraper to graffiti his mark. He gets caught and is almost sent to jail. His dad appears in court and he is a famous mountain climber. He says he'll take Peak out of the country to live with him. They let him, but instead, he takes Peak to climb Mount Everest. Peak could become the youngest kid to climb it. He meets a buddhist monk, Zopa, and a kid named Sun Jo to help him climb it. Now he must climb the mountain, but can he trust Sun Jo and Zopa. The storyline is boring after a while, but the author does a great job of describing the mountain and good sentence fluency. This book is an okay choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pati | 2/7/2014

    " a boy with mountain climbing in his genes realizes that he has to take a step back to see what is right under his nose, along the way he comes face to face with Everest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Gibson | 1/30/2014

    " This is a thrilling and exciting book. I couldn't even put it down if my life depended on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Zink | 1/29/2014

    " So far, this book is so good! It is about a boy who likes to climb, and his Dad takes him on Everest! I guess you'll have to read to find out the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prairieprincipal | 1/29/2014

    " Gripping story of a boy attempting to climb Everest. Surprise ending and very satisfying. Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. My middle schoolers will love this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jules | 1/19/2014

    " I liked this, surprisingly. But it's been taking me so much longer to read books AAHHH! School makes me so busy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pandora | 1/7/2014

    " I really liked the writing style and thought it was a cute story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 12/16/2013

    " Peak should have just finished the climb instead of the other kid "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maiya Hyde | 12/8/2013

    " i think peak is more of a grown-up book. i didn't understand most parts but the parts i did understand i enjoyed. it also taught me i'm never going to climb mt. everest.EVER. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/22/2013

    " It seems like it would be dull but the adventure Peak finds on Mt. Everest is far from. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Belokonny | 11/9/2013

    " Action packed adventure! Excelent for anyone who enjoys hiking or alpine climing or anyone who finds it to be an interesting topic. The many surprising twists and turns in the story keep you hanging on the edge of yout seat and defy you to pu the book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Ellenbogen | 10/22/2013

    " This is good young adult fiction. It's not patronizing, and the story takes you across the world and across cultures. The detail is persuasive and the characters are real. Smith evokes the Everest adventure effectively, and while there is an inspiring ending, it is not a completely happy one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ⓛeah ✿εїз✾ | 8/27/2013

    " This is an amazing tale of sacrifice and friendship "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Slater | 4/27/2013

    " So much in one book: adventure, family drama, and more about climbing Mt. Everest than I could have imagined. You feel like you're with Peak every step of the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Goodman | 4/20/2013

    " This was a great adventure book. I liked the characters and the story. I am not sure I loved the ending, but that is ok. I would recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chance | 12/25/2012

    " Good book, but as it kept going it got more and more boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Alice | 11/26/2012

    " Loved it! Great action- and the guys at my school can't get enough of this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Petersen | 7/7/2012

    " A boy named peak gets caught climbing a skyscraper and sent to live with his dad in Kathmundu or so he thought. Its an inspirational story where a boy learns why his dad really helped him. A tantalizing tidbit is "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonah Henderson | 5/19/2012

    " Another fantasic book by Roland Smith. Nothin but the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jym jones | 2/14/2012

    " great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 10/20/2011

    " It was a really good book. Had a lot of action, but some boring slow parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 10-12 Jaycie | 8/13/2011

    " This was very good my teacher last year recomended this to me and I loved it if you don't know much about rock climbing or just climbing in genaral you may think no I wont like that I would be confused!! Can't knock until you try it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake Anderson | 6/29/2011

    " This book is amazing for anybody who loves a good adventure book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 5/11/2011

    " This book gives a good, basic explanation about the ins and outs of climbing Mt. Everest--that alone makes it thrilling and interesting. I didn't love the set-up for getting to the mountain, it felt pretty far-fetched to me, but I didn't mind it's coming-of-age culmination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 McKenna | 5/11/2011

    " A story about a troubled young man climbing Mt. Everest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 5/4/2011

    " Great book! I learned a lot about Mt. Everest ... Started looking up more after reading this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae | 4/25/2011

    " Slow start, but good overall. Main character is likeable. Some of it seemed far fetched. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonah | 4/22/2011

    " Another fantasic book by Roland Smith. Nothin but the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 4/21/2011

    " A book worth reading. A compelling story that allows the reader picture themselves in Peak's place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 4/20/2011

    " enjoyable adventure. Would suggest this book to 6-8 grade boys. Outcome was a bit predictable, but a good story. "

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