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Miracle in the Andes 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home

Parrado, Nando 1949- (Author). Rause, Vince. (Added Author). Morey, Arthur. (Added Author).

Summary: In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence. Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying - among them his own mother and sister. Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, with no supplies and no means of summoning help. They struggled to endure freezing temperatures, deadly avalanches, and then the devastating news that the search for them had been called off. As time passed and Nando's thoughts turned increasingly to his father, who he knew must be consumed with grief, Nando resolved that he must get home or die trying. He would challenge the Andes, even though he was certain the effort would kill him, telling himself that even if he failed he would die that much closer to his father.

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  • ISBN: 9780739353929 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0739353926 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: electronic
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  • Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2006.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 10:05:55.
Formatted Contents Note: Before -- Everything precious -- A promise -- Breath once more -- Abandoned -- Tomb -- East -- The opposite of death -- "I see a man" -- After.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Arthur Morey.
System Details Note:
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Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 145173 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Survival
Aircraft accidents -- Andes Region
Cannibalism -- Andes Region
Parrado, Nando -- 1949-
Aircraft accident victims -- Uruguay -- Biography
Shipwreck survival
Survival at sea
Airplane crash survival

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