Everest and K2--two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. With writing from Matt Dickinson, Chris Bonington, David Roberts and others, these stories remind us, in vivid written accounts, why Everest and K2 are among the world's most dangerous places, yet why the world's best climbers can't stay away from them. High is an adventure audiobook at its most compelling.
Clint Willis has been a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was ten years old. His writing about technology, finance and the outdoors has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Men's Journal, Outside, Rock & Ice and The New York Times, and he is a contributing editor of Forbes ASAP and Worth magazines. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
George Guidall is one of the foremost narrators in the audiobook industry, recording over 500 unabridged books and garnering the 1999 Audie Award for Best Narration of Unabridged Fiction. His forty-year career includes appearances on Broadway, off-Broadway-winning an OBIE Award-films and television.
Eric Conger has appeared on television's "Another World" and "Loving," and on stage at over a dozen regional theatres. He has voiced over 4,000 corporate and documentary programs, and narrated over 48 audiobooks. He lives in Weehawken, New Jersey.
Simon Prebble, a veteran of soap operas, "As The World Turns" and "Loving," has narrated nearly 150 audiobooks. The UK native has extensive voice-over experience in industrial, public service, radio and television advertising campaigns, and has been an on-camera spokesman for corporate presentations.
Alan Sklar has been a voiceover artist for over ten years. He has recorded for radio, television and video, as well as narrated both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. He lives in Mt. Kisco, New York with his wife, Anita.
* Kliatt Editor's Choice Audiobook
"The pride and thrill of achieving a summit is described vividly, both in terms of vocal inflection and vocabulary choice. The anguish over losing a climbing comrade, the despair after realizing one is lost and the hope of rescue from bad weather are found in almost every story."
"Adventure at it's highest."
"Listening to these audio books is an armchair adventurer's dream, as you sit back, close your eyes, and let your imagination go."
High: Stories of Survival From Everest and K2
Author: David Roberts, Matt Dickinson, Chris Bonington, Ed Webster, Brummie Stokes, Jim Haberl, Charles Clarke, Charles Houston, Robert Bates, FS Smythe
Narrator: George Guidall, Eric Conger, Simon Prebble, Alan Sklar
Item No: LL272
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