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  • The Boys of Everest

  • By: Clint Willis
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

This gripping story of courage, achievement, and heartbreaking loss tells of Bonington's Boys, a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. Chris Bonington's inner circle included a dozen of the most renowned climbers, who took increasingly terrible risks on now legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks, and paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it?

  • out of 5 stars
  • great book, shame about the reading

  • By Anonymous User on 24-12-07

great book, shame about the reading

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-07

exciting and insightful...it made me feel as though I was being introduced to the people involved and learned about them as individuals....I began to understand 'why' and also 'how'. This was despite nearly terminating the book several times due to the appalling reading!

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