- An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
- Narrated by: Michael Gross
- Length: 6 hrs
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-16-99
- Language: English
- Publisher: Phoenix Books
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By Steve Anderson on 01-03-05
Good Book (but print copy may be a better choice)
I am a huge fan of audible.com so it pains me to say that this book might be better in print version for three reasons. (1)The narration is not so great (I wish Breashears had read it), (2) it's abridged (yuk), and (3) the print book has some good photos. With this said, the author has had a remarkable career in adventure filmmaking and climbing. And unlike other "Everest" books, the author give a lot of detail about his early years and how he was introduced to climbing.
Breashears played an important role in the 1996 Everest tragedy. Without doubt, his decision to share precious bottled oxygen supplies with other teams saved lives, even though doing so risked the success of the multi-million dollar IMAX expedition that Breashears was leading. His portrait of the tragedy adds valuable insight that complements accounts written by Jon Krakauer, Beck Weathers and others.
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By Gregory W. Evans on 05-07-05
Very Nicely Done
I had no problem with the narration of this book. I found the story line to flow smoothly, and it managed to maintain my interest most of the time...bogging down briefly a few times.
The section on the 1996 disaster on Everest, provides an interesting counterpoint to Krakauer's Into Thin Air.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful