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As time passed and Nando's thoughts turned increasingly to his father, who he knew must be consumed with grief, Nando resolved that he must get home or die trying. He would challenge the Andes, even though he was certain the effort would kill him, telling himself that even if he failed he would die that much closer to his father. It was a desperate decision, but it was also his only chance. So Nando, an ordinary young man with no disposition for leadership or heroism, led an expedition up the treacherous slopes of a snow-capped mountain and across 45 miles of frozen wilderness in an attempt to find help.
Thirty years after the disaster Nando tells his story with remarkable candor and depth of feeling. Miracle in the Andes, a first person account of the crash and its aftermath, is more than a riveting tale of true-life adventure: it is a revealing look at life at the edge of death and a meditation on the limitless redemptive power of love.
Listen to the author's own reading of the prologue and epilogue, as well as an exclusive interview with the author.
"This is a fresh, gripping page-turner that will satisfy adventure readers, and a complex reflection on camaraderie, family, and love." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Simon on 01-09-08
Moving and disturbing
An amazing story, that is in essence a simple survival story. However the depths in which the author needs to sink to survive are disturbing - mostly because of its reality. There is a large amount of spirituality in the book, but not too much to turn you off (if its not your thing). Great narration, with preface and interview with the author. I listen to many audio books - this is highly recommended. I repeat there are actions the survivors need to take which may be disturbing to some listeners.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Brenda Nova on 04-11-18
Miracle in the Andes
This book is a must read , Nando Parrada talks about his extraordinary survival in the Andes. The title of this book is perfect because that is exactly what they experienced. A true story of courage, love, and the determination to live.