The Abominable

The Abominable

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2013
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It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be..
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781619693050
Characteristics: 24 compact discs (ca. 29.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Collins, Kevin T.

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Feb 12, 2014

This is an amazing book. It will make you want to research climbing and climbers, and that's something, coming from someone who can't even go up two steps on a stepladder! At first, I thought 'get on with the story' as it begins rather slowly, but the more I listened, the more I began to like this book.

It's one of those books that doesn't sound like fiction. I was annoyed sometimes with the American character, mainly because he sounded immature, but then he is only in his twenties in the book so can be forgiven I suppose, even though I didn't like his attitude towards Winston Churchill. He's the only character that sounds a little out of touch with the 1920's era. The others were brilliantly written.

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