Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer audiobook

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

By Jon Krakauer
Read by Philip Franklin

Random House Audio
9.06 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

Finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism.” People
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. Wall Street Journal
“Krakauer describes an experience of such bone-chilling horror as to persuade even the most fanatical alpinists to seek sanctuary at sea level.” Sports Illustrated
“No added dramatics are needed for the listener to imagine the high-altitude cold, fear, bravado and sense of total isolation felt by all who were trapped beyond help, as well as by those who survived. Franklin’s emulations of the multinational voices of guides, clients and Sherpas bring one still closer to the action. Even with all the quotes, notes and factual information included, the unabridged audio production is every bit as engrossing as the book.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jon Krakauer

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