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Description: Between a Rock and a Hard Place : Paperback : Simon & Schuster : 9780743495806 : 0743495802 : 06 Jun 2005 : The unforgettable survival story of the year -- the astonishing, day-by-day account of Aron Ralston's terrible accident, self-amputation, rescue and recovery. The Book Depository Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Andy L

Rating: 5

Review: I was aware of Aron’s story from interviews and the film 127 hours which came out a few years back. Having recently seen reference to Araon in another book, North by Scott Jeruek, I thought I’d buy the book to get the story wothout the Hollywood spin. So was it worth it? - Yes. The book is very good read and despite knowing how it all ends Aaron holds the tension very well in the story telling whilst weaving in his experiences building up to that point and also the story of the rescue, his family and his own reflection on some of his personal imperfections. Some of the other reviews on Amazon reference the several times that Aron had put himself in danger before and had ‘lucky escapes’ (as he details himself in the book) however my personal view is that this provided context of his overall experiences and the fact that what he was doing that day was not something which would be considered high-risk. What he didn’t included in the book is the thousands of hours he will have had uneventful outdoor experiences which would have balanced the small percentage of times thinks went wrong. - I’m sure these uneventful experiences wouldn’t have added anything to the overall storey. When I finished reading this book I called my parents to tell them I loved them… and bought a Leatherman on amazon. - What more do you want?

 

Author: Kat Davis

Rating: 2

Review: I usually love reading true stories like this: someone surviving a terrible accident against all odds, but I struggled with this account because I just didn't like the guy...at all. He comes across as an arrogant Type A personality, I'll do what I want, I know what is best, adrenaline junkie. Even when he's admitting to making a mistake he can't believe that he did. He writes that he's not like that, but the numerous stories he tells where he and/or other people are in strife and escape by the skin of their teeth says otherwise. I found a lot of it quite boring because it reads like he's boasting about his encounters with near death. I had far more empathy for his poor parents than I did for him. Not the best of read for me, but others may enjoy.

 

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