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  • Into the Silence

  • By: Wade Davis
  • Narrated by: Enn Reitel
  • Length: 28 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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A monumental work of history, biography and adventure – the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest – ten years in the writing.If the quest for Mount Everest began as a grand imperial gesture, as redemption for an empire of explorers that had lost the race to the Poles, it ended as a mission of regeneration for a country and a people bled white by war.

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  • Encompassing history of early Everest Expeditions

  • By The Quiet Reader on 03-05-2018

Inspiring endurance and bravery

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Reviewed: 28-11-2017

hard book to get into at the beginning but worth sticking out. Found the war time recollections a bit too strung out and for me would have been great to summarise by atleast 50%. Wade really does spend the time building the life story of each key character but to me the diary recollections on the climbing was captivating.

Quite terrible the number of dead bodies on that mountain and the lengths people will go to climb it. In someways i feel people who continue to climb that particular mountain are rather selfess with disregard to the dead and environment. Just whatever it takes to archive your persona goal eh. Respect to those that risk their lives in cleaning up the mountain.