Eiger Dreams

  • by Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by Jon Krakauer
  • 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, Krakauer explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, Eiger - always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience.

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What the Critics Say

"As hard-edged and gripping as the peaks themselves." (Climbing)
"... the stories unwind as though the reader were front-pointing up a Himalayan serac or hanging by a nubbin in an Arizona canyon." (Snow Country)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Terrible quality audio

Loved the story but the narration or the audio quality is terrible. Compared with the other audiobooks I've listened to this one is simply appalling from a quality point. I'm not sure if it's been recorded poorly or what has gone wrong but it's actually so low and hissy that I found it difficult to listen to, effectively ruining any joy the exceptional stories would have given me.
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- K. Wilson

Great book, shame about the muffled recording

A great mix of rescue / disaster stories and commentary on the climbing scene (s). The quality of the recording seems poor compared to other audiobooks.
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- JOhn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio