Alive

The Story of the Andes Survivors

Alive

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Alive

Alive

The Story of the Andes Survivors

Audio CD

05/16/2017

9 Audio CD

672 minutes

9781520074399

Audio Library Digital

05/16/2017

672 minutes

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Audio Retail Digital

05/16/2017

672 minutes

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05/16/2017

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672 minutes

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Playaway

05/16/2017

672 minutes

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On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks, they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive,these men and women not only had to keep their faith, they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends? A remarkable story of endurance and determination, Alive is the dramatic bestselling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.

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Read's style is savage: unliterary, undecorated as a prosecutor's brief...Alive is thunderous entertainment: I know the events by rote, nonetheless I found it electric. And important. Alive should be read by sociologists, educators, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By anyone, in fact, whose business it is to prepare men for adversity., The New York Times

[Read] records a despair so real it seeps through the pages, while the narrative rarely pushes an image of straightforward heroism. These are recognisable human beings, not saints: peevish, petulant, prone to feuds, rage and selfishness. It makes their survival all the more moving, but what lingers are the moments of ingenuity, and the resilience of the human spirit., The Guardian

Read has risen above the sensational and managed a book of real and lasting value., Rolling Stone

A classic in the literature of survival., Newsweek

A masterpiece...it is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told., Graham Greene

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