South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917
4.7 out of 5 stars with 259 reviews
As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
4.6 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews
A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the best-selling author of
No Shortcuts to the Top.
At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of 77 climbers since 1954.
In August 2008, 11 climbers
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.1 out of 5 stars with 235 reviews
From the Russian masters of sci-fi comes The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, a hilarious spoof on the classic country-house murder mystery.
When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He's there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But he hadn't counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch, including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a
The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
4.4 out of 5 stars with 266 reviews
A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan.
On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history - Yosemite's nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after 19 days on the route. Caldwell's odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete.
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
4.0 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
It's December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia's Far East. The tiger isn't just killing people, it's annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren't random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it
Fascinating Loons Audio (Wildlife Appreciation)
By Adventure Publications Inc.
mpn: AP31744, ean: 9781591931744, isbn: 9781591931744,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
Listen to the loons, from the early morning calls to the haunting midnight yodels. These uninterrupted, ambient sounds of nature feature the Common Loon and will instantly take you to the deck of that Northwoods cabin. You'll hear loons in the morning with daytime birds in the background, a late afternoon summer thunderstorm, and the late night calls of the loon with crickets, frogs, owls and other nighttime critters in the background. The first track is about 50 minutes long, followed by a
The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed
4.2 out of 5 stars with 285 reviews
An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest - his body ravaged by a career in space - listeners will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.
This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. A global