• 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Movie Tie- In)

  • By: Aron Ralston
  • Narrated by: Aron Ralston
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 26-10-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (30 ratings)

Summary

Aron Ralston, an experienced 27-year-old outdoorsman, was on a days solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an 800-pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one. On the fifth night, wracked by delirium and uncontrollable shivers, Aron scratched his epitaph into the rock wall, certain he would not see daylight.
Yet with the new morning came an epiphany: if he could use the rocks vise-like hold to break his arm bones, his blunted pocketknife could serve as a surgeons blade....
©2010 Simon & Schuster Audio; 2010 Aron Ralston
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kate on 19-09-16

Excellent Story

I watched the movie and decided that I would listen to the audio book. I wasn't disappointed. Aron narrates the piece and he places you in the canyon alongside him.

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5 out of 5 stars
By James N on 10-09-15

Amazing!

Would you consider the audio edition of 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Movie Tie- In) to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the book nor watch the film but this audio book is amazing, Aron is an inspirational person.

Any additional comments?

A must listen!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 18-10-17

Audio and book don't match

After having already read the book the Audio does not match what the book included and was rather disappointing.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kacy on 30-08-13

Better than the movie

If you could sum up 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Movie Tie- In) in three words, what would they be?

I saw the film and heard some snippets of Ralston's interviews online. This made me wonder why he said he wouldn't avoid this accident if he were to do it over again. This book helped to explain what the experience has done to enrich the author's life. Although the book would do a service to readers by adding some advice on avoiding similar incidents, it's a great story from a standpoint of overcoming adversity, facing fears, "growing" spiritually/intellectually, etc. The book does not, however, provide much advice in terms of "lessons learned." I enjoyed that it was ready by Aron Ralston himself. I always like audio books that are read by their own authors; you can be pretty sure that all the voice inflections are correct interpretations of the author's tone.

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