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Publisher's Summary

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the 45 original passengers and crew, only 16 made it off the mountain alive. For 10 excruciating weeks, they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, these men and women not only had to keep their faith; they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?
A remarkable story of endurance and determination, Alive is the dramatic best-selling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.
©2002 Piers Paul Read (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Manuel on 07-14-18

Amazing story, poor narrator

This is a five star story and book, unfortunately narrated by someone who either didn’t research proper pronunciation or didn’t care to do so.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Janna L. on 07-03-18

Inspiring Story of survival!

this is a great story of survival! These boys and young men were so brave to have endured so much. Humanity is certainly amazing! My only complaint about the narrator is that he pronounced almost all of the Spanish names wrong. For example: a double L is pronounced like a Y, and a J is pronounced like an H. Neither of those were ever correct. Pronunciation of other Spanish words and locations was also usually incorrect as well. It didn't take away from the story, but one would think that a narrator assigned to a story with non-English words would make sure he/she was pronouncing them correctly.

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