No Way Down

Author: Graham Bowley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3400


No Way Down is the the gripping, terrifying story of a brutal struggle for survival on the upper slopes of the Himalayan K2, the world's most hostile terrain, by Graham Bowley. K2, August 1st, 2008. Thirty climbers are attempting the summit of the most savage mountain on Earth. They make it. But before they start their descent an ice shelf collapses, sweeping away their ropes. It is dark. Their lines are gone. They are low on oxygen. And it is getting very, very cold. How many will make it down alive? 'A gripping hour-by-hour dissection of events in the Western Himalayas over three deadly days. A fitting shelfmate to the modern classic Into Thin Air. A cracking read' Sunday Times 'Stories of heroism, sadness and extraordinary endurance against all the odds [are] woven into a thrilling drama' Daily Mail 'Unputdownable. A portrait of extreme courage, folly and loss, leavened by a small dose of survival . . . as complete a version of the calamitous story as will probably ever emerge' Financial Times 'The best mountain-disaster memoir since Into Thin Air' Mail on Sunday Graham Bowley was born in England in 1968. He is a reporter for the New York Times. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and their two daughters and son.

No Way Down

Author: Bill Bambrick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469766647

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8344


This is the ultimate airliner thriller. Skeptical? Consider this: After losing two of its three engines, a jumbo jet attempts a forced landing in a severe storm. One passenger dies, but the crew and the rest of the passengers survive. There's jut one hitch: the place they chose for a landing is the snow-covered summit of a 14,000-foot mountain. They're in extreme peril of dying of exposure and lack of oxygen, and are perched over the edge of an abyss. A mountain climbing team, also stranded in the storm, makes it up to render assistance, but they, too, are stuck up there with no food, no medical supplies, and worst of all, NO WAY DOWN. Janet Gordon, sister of the downed aircraft's pilot, and chief operations officer of the airline, has to deal with a blackmail threat, vicious media attacks, and the airline's imminent bankruptcy, while trying to get help up to her brother and his doomed passengers. You may want to tape all your fingernails before reading this page-turner. Not for the faint-hearted!

No Way

Author: S J Morden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473222613

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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MURDERER. SURVIVOR. ASTRONAUT. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK meets Andy Weir's THE MARTIAN The explosive sequel to ONE WAY. Eight astronauts were set to Mars to build NASA's Mars base, and only one survived. Now all he needs to do is get home . . . Frank Kittridge is alone on Mars. But XO, the corporate architects of the first Mars base, made a costly mistake when they left him there: they left him alive. Using his skills and his wits, he's going to find a way back home even if it kills him. But there are dangers on Mars even Frank isn't prepared for, and a mystery he has to solve in order to survive. If there's anything in Frank's favour, it's this: he's always been prepared to go to the extremes to get the job done. That's how he ended up on Mars in the first place. It just might be his ticket back. * * * * * PRAISE FOR ONE WAY 'A rip-roaring thriller of a book that hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the final chapter' John Marrs, author of the bestselling/Radio 2 Book Club choice THE ONE 'S.J. Morden's Agatha-Christie-in-space thriller accelerates to warp speed and becomes an engrossing whodunnit' Financial Times 'ONE WAY is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric. An utterly fabulous book!' Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of FALLING and HIDDEN 'A tense and claustrophobic murder-mystery-on-Mars' James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD 'A cracking read. A compelling vision of the near future inhabited by well motivated characters. It's a thrilling tale that grabs you and whips along to the very last breathless page' Adam Hamdy, author of PENDULUM 'Twisty and gripping' Financial Times

A Love Too Strong to Die

Author: Hebert Centrone,Elizabeth Benton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595284760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 7962


Adventurer at heart, Hebert Centrone has lived on the edge, literally. On his journey through life he never gave up on love and kept searching for his soul mate. An eyewitness to glory, terror and tragedy, he has braved discrimination and bitter cold snow storms to become what his friends call an extraordinary mountaineer. He hasn't told his story in his own words until now. Among the most intrepid and fearless climbers, Hebert Centrone has traveled from coast to coast in search of fresh challenges and new heights to conquer. Along the way he has accumulated an extraordinary list of experiences, including an excruciating night without a tent in a shallow snow cave. With the triumphs came harrowing incidents of suffering and many humiliating situations at the hand of his climbing partner. This is just not the end but the very beginning of a journey full of great expectations.

Perfect Marriage Material

Author: Penny Jordan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459262058

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 673


Tullah Richards knows she shouldn't be fantasizing about her boss. She'd come into the company convinced she'd despise the womanizing Saul Crighton. But the more she works—and socializes—with him, the more she comes to realize that this devoted single father of three young children is perfect marriage material. She knows it—she just has to find a way to prove it to Saul. Follow the turbulent lives of the Crighton family in this dramatic sequel to A Perfect Family and The Perfect Seduction "Women everywhere will find pieces of themselves in Jordan's characters." —Publishers Weekly

Marjorie ́s Vacation

Author: Carolyn Wells

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732648850

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 1361


Reproduction of the original: Marjorie ́s Vacation by Carolyn Wells

Catching Wild

Author: A.A. Lawrence

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465320841

Category: Travel

Page: 149

View: 5614


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CAROLYN WELLS: 175+ Children's Classics in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Carolyn Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027223121

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 3781

View: 7366


This carefully edited collection of "CAROLYN WELLS: 175+ Children's Classics in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Patty Fairfield Series Patty Fairfield Patty at Home Patty's Summer Days Patty in Paris Patty's Friends Patty's Success Patty's Motor Car Patty's Butterfly Days Patty's Social Season Patty's Suitors Patty's Fortune Patty Blossom Patty-Bride Patty and Azalea Marjorie Maynard Series Marjorie's Vacation Marjorie's Busy Days Marjorie's New Friend Marjorie's Maytime Marjorie at Seacote Two Little Women Trilogy Two Little Women Two Little Women and Treasure House Two Little Women on a Holiday Other Novels The Dorrance Domain Betty's Happy Year Dick and Dolly The Staying Guest Ptomaine Street: A Tale of Warble Petticoat The Emily Emmins Papers The Lover's Baedeker and Guide to Arcady Poetry Mother Goose's Menagerie The Jingle Book A Phenomenal Fauna The Seven Ages of Childhood Children of Our Town Girls and Gayety Christmas Carollin' At the Sign of the Sphinx Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. She is known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.

Marjorie's Life and Adventures – 5 Children's Books in One Volume

Author: Carolyn Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026869923

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5206


This carefully crafted ebook: "Marjorie's Life and Adventures – 5 Children's Books in One Volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Marjorie Maynard is a 12 year old American girl, mischievous, fun and always ready to get into trouble. Through the series of novels we follow her and her numerous adventures with cousins and friends. Table of Contents: Marjorie's Vacation Marjorie's Busy Days Marjorie's New Friend Marjorie's Maytime Marjorie at Seacote Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. She is known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.

The View on the Way Down

Author: Rebecca Wait

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144722471X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4038


Brilliant' Stylist 'Unforgettable' Easy Living Emma used to have two brothers, but five years ago Kit died and on the day of his funeral Jamie left home and never came back. Their parents never talk about what happened. But now Emma is older she is beginning to ask questions - and she's never given up hope that she will see Jamie again . . . Told with honesty and warmth, The View on the Way Down is the story of a devastating act of brotherly love that will open your eyes even as it breaks your heart. 'This is a book that leaves you contemplating many things. The complexity of sibling relationships, the hidden contagiousness of mental illness, the long shadows cast by childhood and the pain that is the price of love' Matt Haig, Guardian 'So compassionate, so heartbreaking . . . the story wouldn't let me go' Shelley Harris 'A wonderfully moving portrayal of love and pain with a mystery right at its heart. I defy anybody to read this book and not be touched in some way' Sally Brampton