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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (324 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Long, Grover Gardner Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781400172283
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When Hugh Glass sets off into the vertical wilderness of El Cap, he is at once revisiting his past and unwittingly becoming its prey. A widowed geologist, Hugh unites with his former climbing partner Lewis to reprise their first ascent on El Cap from thirty-five years ago. Back then their destiny seemed written on these walls. Here in Yosemite they met the women who became their wives and left them. Hugh’s wife mysteriously disappeared into the desert. Lewis’s wife is divorcing him. In the stone maze of El Cap, the two men hope to find a fresh start. But “The Captain” seems cursed this time around. Even before the aging “wall rats” leave the ground, disaster strikes three young women high on a neighboring route. Hugh discovers one body in the forest and spies a second dangling a half mile overhead. He and Lewis doggedly climb on, only to be drawn into a deadly rescue attempt by Augustine, a search and rescue expert who is hellbent on saving his lover, one of the doomed women.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Long casts the dramatic natural setting as a major player in the story and imparts fascinating facts about the art of rock-climbing…The surprise ending is a true shocker in this hurtling, gripping read.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S.A. | 12/15/2013

    " This book felt like the author had his ending from square one and went back to write the story. That's fine, but there were a few, how do I say, cheats and oddities which made sense once I read the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 12/11/2013

    " Why does an action-packed climbing novel have to get into supernatural retribution right at the end? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/10/2013

    " sort of action/adventure with a supernatural twist...a fun read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greta Boris | 11/25/2013

    " Not as genius as his series. If you climb you'll probably enjoy it. I don't so I found myself skimming a lot of the technical stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Todey | 11/3/2013

    " I don't read fiction - i didn't know this was fiction until the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 10/7/2013

    " Great climbing novel. Very exciting. A bit of a stretch with one of the story lines... but still a very enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 8/31/2013

    " Studying the nature of good and evil while climbing up El Capitan in Yosemite? But somehow it works. Love the author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janis | 7/25/2013

    " This book attracted my attention because of the location - Yosemite. My favorite place. The story, climbing El Cap was also intriguing. The plot was very weak but my interest was kept by the little bits along the way that I learned about climbing and what goes on in the mind of a climber. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 7/24/2013

    " Similar to his other book that i read. The Decent. Lots of things that appear to not be connected, things that come back from earlier chapters. Quite an abrupt ending and closure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 6/21/2013

    " creepy and disturbing on many levels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/2/2012

    " Good book about a mountain climbing rescue. (I really enjoy reading this author, his book Year Zero is one of my fav's.) Has a great ending... didn't see it coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 5/29/2012

    " great book ! stephen king goes big wall climbing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Huntley | 4/5/2012

    " I have read and really enjoyed all of Long's books previously, and I absolutely hated this one. The plot was just poor, long, and drawn out. I continuously force myself to finish every book I start, and I genuinely suffered for having done that with this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Crittenden | 3/16/2012

    " Holy SHIZ was this book creepy. And I HATE creepy. But I KNEW it would be creepy from the beginning, and I was hooked from the first page!!!! Stole it from my dad for awhile to take back to my place to read...don't tell him...but it was worth it and still irrepressibly creepy. AAAAAAA!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Laux | 12/3/2011

    " No one scares me like Jeff Long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 8/9/2010

    " This is one of the eeriest books I had read in a very long time. Jeff Long writes some very intellectually creepy stuff... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 4/14/2010

    " I don't read fiction - i didn't know this was fiction until the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 1/17/2010

    " No one scares me like Jeff Long.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 10/11/2009

    " Great climbing novel. Very exciting. A bit of a stretch with one of the story lines... but still a very enjoyable book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jana | 6/29/2009

    " Well it gave me nightmares for a week because I used to climb and my daughter climbs now. The graphic details were a bit much for me is all.
    Otherwise it was a good story with a very unexpected ending.
    More of a wacko thriller in a way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/25/2008

    " Good book about a mountain climbing rescue. (I really enjoy reading this author, his book Year Zero is one of my fav's.) Has a great ending... didn't see it coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 1/18/2008

    " Studying the nature of good and evil while climbing up El Capitan in Yosemite? But somehow it works. Love the author "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Huntley | 1/2/2008

    " I have read and really enjoyed all of Long's books previously, and I absolutely hated this one. The plot was just poor, long, and drawn out. I continuously force myself to finish every book I start, and I genuinely suffered for having done that with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/31/2007

    " Similar to his other book that i read. The Decent. Lots of things that appear to not be connected, things that come back from earlier chapters. Quite an abrupt ending and closure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 6/25/2007

    " sort of action/adventure with a supernatural twist...a fun read "

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About the Author
Author Jeff Long

Jeff Long has climbed in Yosemite, Colorado, the Alps, and the Himalayas. He has worked as a journalist, historian, travel guide, and stone mason. His seven novels include The Descent, Year Zero, and The Reckoning.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.