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George Mallory the whole story.........

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-14

Where does Into the Silence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As an obsessive armchair Everest mountaineer I have read many books on George Mallory and his attempts on Everest. This book exceptional with more detail and set in the historical events of the time including the First World War it covers more than the usual books on the topic. It is an epic book and gives more of an insight to Mallory than I have ever read before. Well worth the time if you would like a less sensational more academic view of events.

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This is an epic book covering the horror of the First World War, George Mallory and the Everest Expeditions. This is an extremely detailed book which is well researched and offers us a full more rounded view of George Mallory's life and answers some of the queries that you may have if you have an interest in Mallory and Everest. It is an exceptional book on many different levels, the historical context and the challenges faced by many men in the war and the desire to conquer Everest.

Fantastic a life we never see.....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

We are so convinced that Western life (fast paced focused upon the self and high achievement etc.) is the right way to live that we rarely get the opportunity to stop and think and consider our priorities in life.

You would be very fortunate in your life if the sacred person of another culture was once your student/companion on a daily basis - you would be very fortunate.

The intimate life of a Westerner in Tibet is a rare insight into another world another culture that is far removed from our materialistic yearnings. Come step inside and feel the desire to live a different life and pass on your worldly knowledge to another culture. A mesmerising view of another country listen and enjoy.

8 people found this helpful

Are you ready? Listen carefully ....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-11

This story is a masterpiece a really exceptional multi layered intricate tale! The narration moves between past and present lives of two magician follow the narrator as they reveal the story. You must discover the truth about the rivalry, love and deception of both magicians and the impact of this on their families.This is one of my favourite audiobooks it is an exceptional story. I can guarantee you will return to this book again and again ..... listen carefully!

4 people found this helpful

A twisted tale of deception too good to miss!!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-11

This is a very enticing book from the very first
paragraph. The story unfolds and you will be
listening to the narrator a woman who is telling you
her story. This is the story of a woman who has lost
her life after losing her memory and the path she
follows to find out who she actually is and what
happened to her. The plot twists and turns to weave
a story that is as intricate as it is deceptive.
This is a very well-crafted story which is well
narrated and exceptionally well executed a riveting
listen to the very unpredictable end. An absolute
must for audible listeners!

18 people found this helpful

Every Woman's Guide to ......... Life!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-10

If you ever get that feeling that the life that you are living is not right and something is missing but it feels like it's only you ....... then this book is for you! The idea that if we have everything a partner, the latest gadgets and a good job then we will be happy is the beginning of this wonderful journey. I wasn't overly keen on the religious sections but felt that it did offer an important part of the journey. A travelogue/memoir that is well written both amusing and sad and incredibly positive. This audiobook is very well read by the author and you feel the emotions of the events as though you are there with her sat next to her. A must if you feel the need for breath of fresh air but I should warn you to find your suitcase and prepare yourself for the wanderlust ...

7 people found this helpful

Catch up .... it's as good as the last one!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-10

I like Elizabeth Gilbert because she talks about things that we only think! We only think about 'marriage' but not in the way we should. This memoir was always going to be difficult after the best seller 'Eat, Pray, Love' which is an amazing book, but this book is different, very different. This book tells us of the story of her romance a few years on and also more importantly about marriage and the things that we don't say or think that we should have before we do get ... or don't get married. Read it and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Congratulations Elizabeth you have done it again!

6 people found this helpful

The Final Book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-09

For maximum effect from this audio book may I suggest that you listen to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Book 1) and The Girl Who Played with Fire (Book 2) first as this is the finale to the Millennium Trilogy.
We return to the lives of our resourceful heroes Blomkvist and Salander, full throttle for this epic and you will wonder why you ever did anything else with your time but listen to these books! After the ending of The Girl Who Played With Fire with reluctantly I pressed the play button!
As I have been anticipating this audio book for months I was worried that it might disappoint my high expectations. This is a roaring tale of deception with strong characters, challenging plots and an undercurrent of political deviance that will give you more than food for thought. Your listening skills will be tested in some areas of this tale (in some sections I had to listen again to ensure I had the right character) but stay with it ?.. this audio book is worth the wait and get ready to use your grey matter to follow this plot, slow moving in some places but the detail is exceptional and makes the unabridged version more enjoyable especially as it?s the last in the series. Enjoy!

The retrun of the dashing symbologist .....

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-09

Here we go again .... In traditional Dan Brown style we are returned to the mystical world of Professor Robert Langdon and yet again he has a sexy, intelligent, companion throughout this epic adventure.
Basically, if you enjoy the Dan Brown style then you will drop lightly into the characters in this tale of the New World. The usual sysbologist aproach to the solving of a mystery, add in the usual secret societies and a touch of drama and awaay you go. Throughly enjoyable.
You will always be left with food for thought and a desire for more if you enjoyed The Davinci Code and Angels and Demons then here is the next step on the staircase.

20 people found this helpful

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The journey you want to take ......

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-09

If you ever get that feeling that the life that you are living is not right and something is missing but it feels like it's only you ....... then this book is for you! The idea that if we have everything a partner, the latest gadgets and a good job then we will be happy is the beginning of this wonderful journey. I wasn't overly keen on the religious sections but felt that it did offer an important part of the journey. A travelogue/memoir that is well written both amusing and sad and incredibly positive. This audiobook is very well read by the author and you feel the emotions of the events as though you are there with her sat next to her. A must if you feel the need for breath of fresh air but I should warn you to find your suitcase and prepare yourself for the wanderlust ...

11 people found this helpful

What would you feel if it was you ....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-08

Many words have been written about the loss of the journalist Daniel Pearl. These words are from his wife, her words, the story we think that we know, but we don't. They are moving, from the flashes of incredible intimacy to the descriptions of the worlds and cultures we have yet to fully understand. Her distinctive voice tells a story and her story will take you on a journey of culture, emotions and immense pain but it should also leave you with a lasting image of love and strength.

1 person found this helpful