Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Between A Rock And A Hard Place – Aron Ralston – Audio Book

March 7, 2007

Between A Rock And A Hard Place – Aron Ralston :
“It’s 3:05 on Sunday, April 27, 2003. This marks my twenty-four-hour mark of being stuck in Blue John Canyon. My name is Aron Ralston. My parents are Donna and Larry Ralston, of Englewood, Colorado. Whoever finds this, please make an attempt to get this to them. Be sure of it. I would appreciate it.”

One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told—Aron Ralston’s searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home.

What the will to survive, the love of its close relations and of life can make. Very touching.

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Miracle in the Andes – Nando Parrado – Audio Book

March 2, 2007

Miracle in the Andes – Nando Parrado : On 13 October 1972, the members of a top Uruguayan rugby team were flying over the Andes to play in Chile. Their plane crashed into a mountain and was stranded 11, 000 feet up on an inhospitable glacier.

Many died instantly in the crash, including the person sitting next to Nando , but others survived. They had almost no food or suitable equipment to withstand temperatures as low as -35C, and had to eat the bodies of their dead team-mates to survive. With the prospect only of a slow death, and no rescue likely, Nando and one of his friends set off on an impossiblejourney, walking and climbing for ten days in search of help. Finally, after 72 days, the 16 survivors were brought to safety.

It looks like the “Radeau de la Méduse” with all the horror which it implies, but the will to survive and to try to save the survivors whatever the price is is splendidly explained in this audio book. Extremely moving.

Humble Pie – Gordon Ramsay – Audio Book

February 22, 2007

Humble Pie – Gordon Ramsay : This is Gordon Ramsay’s autobiography the first time he has told the full story of how he became the world’s most famous and infamous chef: his difficult childhood, his brother’s heroin addiction and his failed first career as a footballer: all of these things have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about:

  • his tough childhood
  • his first career as a footballer
  • his brother’s heroin addiction
  • his early career
  • his kitchen life and
  • how he copes with the impact of fame on himself and his family

A person who has moments of depression and who does not know how to get out of it should listen to this audio book: he (or she) will feel a lot better.