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    • The Boys of Everest

    • By: Clint Willis
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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?

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

    • By David on 24-12-07

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Climb

    • Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Edited by Clint Willis
    • Narrated by: Terence Aselford, Graeme Malcolm, Nick Sampson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Year after year, climbers return to the world's most difficult mountains. At these places, even the most cautious climber is vulnerable to mistakes, bad weather and bad luck, which often leads to death. This collection offers harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Mob

    • Stories of Death and Betrayal from Organized Crime (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Edited by Clint Willis
    • Narrated by: Terence Aselford, Richard Rohan, Gary Telles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mob opens terrifying windows on the brutal and mysterious world of organized crime. You'll meet murderous wiseguys, scheming Dons and undercover agents risking their lives to break the Mob's most powerful syndicates. The picture that emerges from these stories is astoundingly complex and all too human: a world of warped desire and violent consequences that is at once shocking and fascinating.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Survive

    • Stories of Castaways and Cannibals (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Edited by Nate Hardcastle, Clint Willis
    • Narrated by: Colleen Delany, Nick Sampson, Erik Synnestvedt, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    These stories exude suffering at its worst - from the desperate cannibalism of the Donner Party to the brutal starvation and bitter cold endured by Ernest Shackleton's team. Tales of such suffering may be distressing to their listeners, but at the same time, they engage us, offering glimpses of our most fundamental needs.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Rescue

    • Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Edited by Dorcas S. Miller, Clint Willis
    • Narrated by: Terence Aselford, Colleen Delany, David Elias, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Rescue offers riveting stories about what happens when things go terribly wrong in some of the world's most perilous places: Himalayan peaks, African plains, vast oceans, remote Arctic wilderness. The result is a collection of first-rate prose read by masterful narrators that makes for compulsive listening.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Blood

    • Stories of Life and Death from the Civil War (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Edited by Peter Kadzis, Clint Willis
    • Narrated by: Colleen Delaney, Grover Gardner, Christopher Graybill, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Civil War, the most dramatic moment in this nation's history, also produced some of our greatest literature. From tragic charges to prison escapes to the desolation wrought on those who stayed behind, Blood is an extraordinary collection of reminiscences, fiction, and excerpts from diaries and letters by an array of soldiers, writers, and observers.

    Regular price: £16.99