Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

By Jon Krakauer
Read by Philip Franklin

9.06 Hours 01/07/1997 unabridged
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A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Winner of Margaret A. Edwards Award (Alex Awards), 1998

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

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Into Thin Air ranks among the great adventure books of all time . . . a book of rare eloquence and power that could remain relevant for centuries. Galen Rowell, The Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer is the preeminent writer of narrative nonfiction. His numerous bestsellers include Under the Banner of Heaven, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air. He is editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 9.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English