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Sintesi dell'editore

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the 45 original passengers and crew, only 16 made it off the mountain alive. For 10 excruciating weeks, they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, these men and women not only had to keep their faith; they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?

A remarkable story of endurance and determination, Alive is the dramatic best-selling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.

©2002 Piers Paul Read (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Cosa ne pensano gli iscritti

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Ordina per:
  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kelleen Browning
  • 02/12/2018

Superb

I very much enjoy this book and Read was an excellent reader. Would recommend to friends, just not when flying.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Shannon J. Larson
  • 08/10/2018

Courage and determination

Loved this story, so tragic but so beautiful in its courage, determination and truth. Could I have so brave?

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Yossi Adler
  • 13/08/2019

Amazing!!!

I could not stop listening. It was so interesting! The author made a great job of describing clearly all the incidents. The narrator was also great.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 19/06/2019

Long Drives Made Better

It is a beautifully written tale of a miraculous feat!
This book was recommended to me by someone when I was talking about true crime and the deaths on Mount Everest. I started listening the next day during my commute and I suddenly started looking forward to car rides.

There is great detail on what happened, the men's experiences and struggles both mentally and physically, and they went about surviving.

I would not recommend to those who can't handle slightly morbid topics involving death, wounds, etc.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Manuel
  • 14/07/2018

Amazing story, poor narrator

This is a five star story and book, unfortunately narrated by someone who either didn’t research proper pronunciation or didn’t care to do so.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Janna L.
  • 03/07/2018

Inspiring Story of survival!

this is a great story of survival! These boys and young men were so brave to have endured so much. Humanity is certainly amazing! My only complaint about the narrator is that he pronounced almost all of the Spanish names wrong. For example: a double L is pronounced like a Y, and a J is pronounced like an H. Neither of those were ever correct. Pronunciation of other Spanish words and locations was also usually incorrect as well. It didn't take away from the story, but one would think that a narrator assigned to a story with non-English words would make sure he/she was pronouncing them correctly.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Vlad
  • 14/12/2017

An inspiring story

It is get difficult for me to put into words how I felt about this book. This is a story of survival, a story of humanity, a story of faith. Ordinary people who find themselves in magnificent desolation. People who rise to the trials and tribulations set before them and do everything in their power to cling on to life.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gwynfor de la Cruz
  • 23/09/2018

One of the best books I've ever read

Incredible story, I couldn't stop listening. The narrator was actually very good on the whole, but, as others have pointed out, his pronunciation of Spanish names and places was awful. Still, it doesn't really detract from the experience and he makes up for it with otherwise good narration.

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • BenGee333
  • 17/10/2019

couldn’t finish listening to, returned title...

an utterly unfortunate choice of reader for a book describing a catastrophic event as profound as those events described i find it utterly incomprehensible as to why the producers of this book chose a plummy london geezer (think Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall [a celebrity chef {who i LOVE by the way} talking about food etc but wouldn’t be my first choice for a book of this kind]) to narrate this title

giving an completely incongruous ‘children’s storybook’ reading of a subject that is anything but

a book with Spanish and Latin American peoples and place names read by someone who so obviously and painfully struggles with both

tone and intonation of voice being critically important and highlighting the the importance of casting for book readings conveying profound and difficult

the message of the book with empathy, understanding and deep (any) insight as to the pain and struggle of those being described

i have no doubt that this title is an important one, so much so that i cannot do it the disservice of listening to this version

i will simply have to look and wait for and until another more sensitively approached version is released.

i can’t read this book so i am grateful to all involved in its making

and i have never stopped listening to a book before, however much i didn’t enjoy the narration, this is an unhappy first and i do so out of respect for the subject and the pain and struggle of those being described.

please ignore the star ratings, they are meaningless for this review

i simply don’t feel able to give any

this review is 100% regarding performance, at this point, i am saying nothing about any other aspect, how can i I wasn’t able to finish

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • chris perry
  • 15/10/2019

An in-depth story about the struggle for survival

I enjoyed this story, it was graphic, informative and chilling. It guides you through the horrific choices that have to be made to survive.

The narration though made this story very hard to listen to, Paul Ansdell, unfortunately reads this book in a way that reminds me of being read a children’s bed time story. If you can get past this, then the story is a real treat and amazing to learn.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael Clements
  • 05/07/2019

Great story!

i have always found this story story fascinating. This survival story gives a good account of what happened to those survivors of the Andes plane crash and i found the narrators voice very easy to listen to. Well worth the money and time in my opinion.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/04/2019

Astonishing story

Grim retelling of the Adean air crash in the '70s. Interesting to hear the actions of the parents and the useless military.
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