Four Against the Arctic
- Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World
- Narrated by: Robertson Dean
- Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-22-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"An astonishing story, an almost unbelievable feat of survival." (Booklist)
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By Anne on 04-13-09
Not about the four
I did listen to this to the end, but wouldn't recommend buying to any one interested in the story of the survival of the four Russians the book is supposed to about. The book is really about writing the book, or rather, the author's dismal attempts to research the event. What IS in the book could have been cut to about half its length and much improved thereby.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Marilyn on 03-04-05
one against the bureaucracy
An impressive tale of survival is fatally flawed by the author's approach. This is a tedious and repetitious recitation of the ardours of research. With a background in mountaineering, but no scholarship, he is badly prepared for the difficulties he faces. He hires a small army of researchers, translators and guides who actually do the bulk of the work. Throughout the narrative of his efforts to unearth this interesting story, he stultifies the reader by relentless focus on his own conquests. It is a shame that this remarkable account of desperate courage has been drowned in petty academic oneupmanship.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful