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In the autumn of 1938, Germany's reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, is growing frustrated at the British using their regional power in India to block the passage of an SS expedition to Tibet. Determined to spite them, he plots to steal something the British hold dear and have failed for the seventh time that spring to achieve: a first summit of Mount Everest.
Seventy years later, seasoned mountain guide Neil Quinn's ninth visit to the top of the world's highest mountain, this time in charge of the 16-year-old son of a Long Island billionaire, begins to unravel. As a desperate fight for their lives begins in the freezing air high above Tibet, Quinn stumbles across a clue to a story that challenges everything he thinks he knows about the great mountain.
When the bitter aftermath of Quinn's disastrous climb turns to violent tragedy in Kathmandu, his discovery pushes him into a relentless journey that takes him from the dangerous heights of Everest to the equally treacherous margins of a new Europe, where history hungers to repeat itself.
Amid a rich and diverse cast of characters, all with their own reasons to possess the mystery of his discovery, Neil Quinn has to fight, increasingly desperately, for order and the truth.
©2013 Harry Farthing (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maggie McGee on 08-07-16

This book/author has it ALL

What did you love best about Summit?

EVERYTHING! Beautifully written, gripping plot, great characters, brilliant narration.

What other book might you compare Summit to and why?

Into Thin Air, for the mountain climbing experience. All the greats...Baldacci, Eisler, Lee Child, etc., for a great mystery read.

What does Harry Farthing bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am a passionate Audible ear-reader. I don't feel even my beloved narrators (Grover Gardner, Scott Brick, Dick Hill, Richard Ferrone, Len Cariou) could have performed this book as movingly as the author did himself.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

IF ONLY!!! 17 hours is a bit much even for ME to do in one day. Tho I routinely listen to over 10 hours in a day. But I hated to turn off my Kindle.

Any additional comments?

I don't think anyone could go wrong buying this book. I can easily imagine listening to parts of it over and over (in fact, even during my first reading, I went back a few times, just to savor the writing since the first time thru I was sometimes holding by breath to see what would happen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Allen Anthony on 06-21-16

When spirits meet in the crossroads of life

Sometimes when I s search through titles and thumbnail clips of stories, I rarely expect to find a story that resurrects my belief in human nature, but this is one of those books. The story is a historical setting for a group of fictional characters.
This story begins with a group of young nazi soldiers smuggling Jewish refugees to safety at the onset of WWII, these men are caught and systematically killed off by the German SS and the one remaining soldier is trained to climb to the top of Everest and wave the 3rd Reich flag in the face of the world.
There is a 2009 parallel going on within the pages of this book and it is a thrill ride, and no less dramatic than the SS story.
There is so much going on in this book that I could not even begin to do justice to it.
There are antiquities dealers, renegade soldiers, love interests, Russian strong arms, true villains to the max.
The ultimate lesson of this story shows how difficult it is for people to do the right thing, and how difficult it s to remain on the side of truth, honor, and loyalty.
I hope you enjoy this one" is truly a great story!

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38 of 41 people found this review helpful

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