Between A Rock and A Hard Place

Between A Rock and A Hard Place

Large Print - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A mountaineer who survived a near-fatal accident by amputating his arm when it became trapped behind a boulder in Utah describes how he endured five days of hypothermia, dehydration, and hallucinations before managing his own rescue.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780786271955
0786271957
Branch Call Number: LP 796.522 RAL
Characteristics: 651 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm.

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courtneywohletz
Mar 06, 2017

very good book and VERY well written! I was amazed at Aron's writing ability. I would highly recommend

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vv9
Mar 06, 2016

I loved the movie (127 hours) first, then read the book as an afterthought. I enjoyed the book and think that I would have liked the movie less had I reversed the order.

The bonus material of the book is Ralston's account of his life in outdoor adventures. He climbed and camped and rode like it was his job. His writing is excellent (made me scan the cover for his ghost author), and he effectively describes the sometimes reckless life that he has lead. I have a better appreciation of the man and the incident after reading his account.

Entertaining reading for lovers of the outdoors.

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Oicks
Aug 21, 2014

Loved when the story focused on Aron's survival, but the side stories were boring and filled up half the book. The second half of the book was full of excitement and easy to get through, but it was almost painfully boring to get through the beginning.

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erinsnest
Jul 21, 2014

July 20, 2014..... (Audiobook) I haven't listened to all of this story, just caught parts of it while my hubby was listening, but wow, pretty intense. This fellows amazing will to live and his ability to think through, and enable himself to survive in such circumstances is amazing...... I'm sure I would have died....... I'm going to have to listen to the whole thing sometime. Another one for my later shelf! - See more at: http://crowsnestpass.bibliocommons.com/item/show/280451040#sthash.A9YFnN7X.dpuf

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RobaGoba
Mar 29, 2014

This book would be much better if the focus was on the survival story itself. I found the other stories (climbing 14000'ers in Colorado, mountain biking in Moab etc) to take away from the drama at hand, more of a self promotion than anything else. Nonetheless a great book about survival though nowhere near the depth of writing and emotion of Joe Simpson's 'Touching the Void'

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catmanstrikesagain
Apr 01, 2012

well i think its would be a good book if they put pictures of the cover up.

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JKS5645
Aug 23, 2011

NYTimes best seller

debwalker Jan 04, 2011

The film “127 Hours“ was based on Aron Ralston’s harrowing tale of how he survived a hiking accident by sawing off his forearm with a dull blade.

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Swede52
Dec 02, 2010

A brave rock climber describes his horrific ordeal when getting trapped on a solo rock climbing expedition. I liked this book because the author brought in detailed chronological order of him hiking, getting trapped, being stuck for several days, amputating his arm, and being rescued

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Keogh
Nov 03, 2010

An extraordinary tale of survival and strength in the face of terrible odds

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