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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (347 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. E. Bowman Narrator: Terry Wale, Bill Bryson Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became established as mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, many thought it inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book's central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Natalie Moore | 2/16/2014

    " An extended parody on Mountain climbing. Anyone who has ever attempted a a walk, will sympathize and laugh at the antics of this crew. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Claire | 2/6/2014

    " It's possible I'm not getting the British humor, but I really didn't think this book was funny. I expected it to be an enjoyable read, but found myself forcing my way through it and stopped two thirds through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mesa | 2/1/2014

    " Really great short fun book especially if you have ever read a climbing account... I kept snorting at restaurants and hand to read in my room so people wouldn't think I was crazy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sunriseoversea | 1/28/2014

    " A good, enjoyable read with a few laugh out loud moments. Not a patch on 3 men in a boat though as a lot of the jokes are told over and over again, nevertheless recommended. I'd give it a 3.5 if possible. "

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