Digital List Price: $8.69
Kindle Price: $7.99

Save $8.00 (50%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Touching the Void by [Simpson, Joe]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused
Kindle App Ad

Touching the Void Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 441 customer reviews

See all 37 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$7.99
Audio, Cassette
$4.95

Length: 192 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible book:
Audible book
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Available

Save on all things Kindle
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Concise and yet packed with detail, Touching the Void, Joe Simpson's harrowing account of near-death in the Peruvian Andes, is a compact tour de force that wrestles with issues of bravery, friendship, physical endurance, the code of the mountains, and the will to live. Simpson dedicates the book to his climbing partner, Simon Yates, and to "those friends who have gone to the mountains and have not returned." What is it that compels certain individuals to willingly seek out the most inhospitable climate on earth? To risk their lives in an attempt to leave footprints where few or none have gone before? Simpson's vivid narrative of a dangerous climbing expedition will convince even the most die-hard couch potato that such pursuits fall within the realm of the sane. As the author struggles ever higher, readers learn of the mountain's awesome power, the beautiful--and sometimes deadly--sheets of blue glacial ice, and the accomplishment of a successful ascent. And then catastrophe: the second half of Touching the Void sees Simpson at his darkest moment. With a smashed, useless leg, he and his partner must struggle down a near-vertical face--and that's only the beginning of their troubles.

Review

"A gripping narrative that should excite armchair adventurers everywhere." -- --Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"A truly astounding account of suffering and fortitude." -- The Times (London)

"Simpson touches a nerve of the mountaineering community and the hearts of others." -- --Los Angeles Times

"Told with lyrical quality and stunning immediacy, Touching the Void transcends its genre and becomes accessible to readers who have never had any desire to climb a glacier." -- New York Newsday

Product details

  • File Size: 2813 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: DirectAuthors.com Ltd.; 2 edition (December 12, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AR0DN3Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Climbing
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Children's Books
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Business & Economics Books
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars

Top customer reviews

December 4, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
November 15, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
October 28, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
April 27, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
February 26, 2007
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
October 25, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
May 23, 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
November 10, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Touching the Void
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Touching the Void