Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2002
CS ISBN 0792725131 $69.95 Eight cassettes
Author and narrator combine to tell you Erik's unusual story. (He would reject "inspiring.") Blind from youth, he refused to limit his lifestyle, making his high school wrestling team and attempting things that might flummox a sighted person--like skydiving. His crowning achievement, however, is the summiting of several of the world's highest and most dangerous peaks. Self-pity never sufaces in the text or the reading; what comes through is Weihenmayer's sense of humor and love of practical jokes. Instead of sharing the view from Mt. McKinley, you share the feeling of loose shale underfoot or smooth ice beneath grasping fingers. Nick Sullivan's ability to get into Weihenmayer's four other senses makes this tape a winner. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]
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