Adventure nonfiction, whether set in the mountains or at sea, provides some of the most entertaining reading and listening. The nine selections in this collection are taken from climbing books, magazines, and personal writings. All the readers let the suspense come from the narrative itself, and there's action aplenty--a dramatic rescue on Switzerland's Eiger in the 1960s, a wonderfully frightening narrative by a nineteenth-century trader on the Missouri, and an account of a turn-of-the-century doctor stranded on the ice in Newfoundland. The only clunker is the selection from THE WIND OF THE WILLOWS. Among these real-life dramas, the adventures of Mr. Toad just don't cut it. D.B. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
Contemporary Culture 6 hrs. Anthology © 2001
Trade Ed. Listen & Live Audio 2001
CS ISBN $24.95 Four cassettes
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