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This is a great story! "Summit" is a fictional telling of the Nazi's desire (circa 1938-39) to beat the rest of the modern-day world to the summit of Everest. In this fictional account, this goal is pursued in the most deliberate way with fascinating repercussions that create a contemporary (2009) search for evidence that the Nazi's succeeded in their achievement of that goa. I liked the story because there is quite a lot of intrigue in it, but also because it is about the mountain itself, the Sherpas who make it possible for scaling, and the constructs of a cacophony of events in world history just before WWII. In fact, the story moves from 2009 back and forth to 1938-39 smoothly and seamlessly -- weaving the stories of the central characters in such a way that readers get to know them quite well. There are three strong female characters in the story -- although I will admit that in general, it is a book about men and their quest for glory and domination.
The narration is superb and while it is "longish" at 14+ hours, this seemed like a listen that was over far, far too quickly. It was engrossing, informative and imaginative. Highly recommended for those who enjoy history with fiction as the icing on top.
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If you are into mountain climbing, you will like this one. For me it dragged a bit in the early and middle parts. A creatively-written plot gets tarnished at times with strange hallucinations and neo-Nazi obsessions. The skinheads are despicable, and though the author tries to paint them that way, he dwells on them a bit too much.
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