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The only thing I didn't like was the music, it disrupted the flow of the story.
This audiobook had me on the edge of my seat, virtually from start to finish. Every section left me anxious to know more about the lives, the thoughts, and emotions of each and every climber on K2 on this particular summit attempt. Narrated by author Pat Falvey, the narrative imparted a sense of something greater than itself at work in both the expedition itself, as well as the words of the book. The Book brings justice to the account and I felt as if I had gotten to know each of the climbers in a more personal way. Suspenseful and engaging, through an obvious respect for high altitude mountaineering and compassion for fellow climbers and their families, this book does not disappoint. I highly recommend it.
The story of one of the biggest tragedies on K2 comes to life. Having watched a number of documentaries on the tragedy, this book gives first hand accounts of what happened on that fateful day when K2 claimed 11 climbers. When the tragedy first began to unfold in early August 2008 there were many false reports and rumours circulating in the media and this story seems to set the record straight in my mind on a number of those events. This story pays tribute to those who died (some in very unfortunate cirvumstances) doing what they loved the most and also to a number of hero's who helped save lives and prevent even more tragedy.
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All disaster books have a voyeuristic element but I felt this lacked anything to lift it above that level.
Into Thin Air is brilliant in its description of a total failure in leadership. Touching the Void is about survival and extremes of bravery. Summit disects a disaster in a very comprehensive manner, but I found it offered little more than a close up view of what went wrong at the serac.
Loads of better mountaineering books available.
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