Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings by David Roberts audiobook

Moments of Doubt and Other Mountaineering Writings

By David Roberts
Read by  David de Vries

Brilliance Audio 9780898861129

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799727217

  • ISBN: 9781799727217

Runtime: 9.41 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This collection of 20 essays and articles on mountaineering and adventure by David Roberts, selected from the published works of two decades, showcases one of the most highly regarded writers in the field. The articles are composed of three types: Adventures (Roberts' own climbs and outings), Profiles (other adventurers), and Reflections (meditative essays about the meaning of the whole business). Roberts ranges the globe (Africa, Alaska, New Guinea) and introduces unique personalities (Reinhold Messner, John Roskelly, Don Sheldon). He also recounts how his own love of writing and the useless pastime of climbing combined to produce the bread and butter of his career today.

Popular with audiences far beyond active mountaineers, Roberts sets himself this challenge: "For me, the abiding puzzle of adventure writing lies in keeping, on the one hand, a sense of proportion about the absurdity of most of our antics in the outdoors, while staying alert, on the other, to the majesty of spirit which at their best those antics demonstrate."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Absolutely the frankest, the fairest, and the most entertaining book about mountain climbing I have ever read.” Jan Morris, author of Triest and the Meaning of Nowhere
“David Roberts writes intelligently about the ethics and exhilaration of the least intellectual of human pursuits, adventure. This is a clean, clear, free-flowing book, accessible to anyone…A treasure for those who have suffered moments of doubt.” Backpacker magazine

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Author Bio: David Roberts

Author Bio: David Roberts

David Roberts is the author of over twenty-five previous books on topics ranging from mountain climbing to adventure to Native Americans and the American West. He has written for numerous publications, including the Atlantic, Smithsonian, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and others. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English