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I have rarely read a book that is so candid and thoughtful.
Slakey shares with us his most amazing experiences and his darkest moments and through it all we discover a man we can all learn from.
Although he does "redeem" himself near the end of the book many people might have a hard time making it through the first half.
I enjoyed the mountain climbing portion, particularly the harrowing tales of some of the expeditions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Suzanne Van Cleve
don't expect epic tales of long winded journeys where you follow along every breath with every word, however this book was a nice break from the standard outdoorsy books: here it's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mary McNelly
Boo on this book. We had to read it for school. It just was not that interesting. I'd rather choose my own books to pleasure read.Published 11 months ago by DiamondDoula
This was required for college. Great book and I enjoyed reading it.. I made a A+ on the test...get it and read it.Published 12 months ago by Rhonda
Francis Slakey is a scientist and a professor who suddenly realizes his life does not have meaning, is not the kind of life he wants to lead. Read morePublished 15 months ago by KMT
my first audio book purchase and we were hanging on from the first chapter on! interesting to read about other lives that you have no desire to live~Published 17 months ago by Blue moon
Enjoyed the chronicled journey. Author went beyond just the difficulties of the ascents and into personal growth. Liked the human element.Published 20 months ago by Eileen Hoffman
What a well-written and enjoyable read. I couldn't put this book down. It is interesting for many reasons: the adventure stories, the motivation behind the adventures, the author's... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Blanche T.
I love mountain climbing books and this was another good one. I could imagine myself being there but in thought only would be my preferencePublished 20 months ago by Susan A. Burgess