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Miracle in the Andes - 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

Nando Parrado

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In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence. Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying-among them his own mother and sister. Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, with no supplies and no means of summoning help. They struggled to endure freezing temperatures, deadly avalanches, and then the devastating news that the search for them had been called off. As time passed and Nando's thoughts turned increasingly to his father, who he knew must be consumed with grief, Nando resolved that he must get home or die trying. He would challenge the Andes, even though he was certain the effort would kill him, telling himself that even if he failed he would die that much closer to his father. It was a desperate decision, but it was also his only chance. So Nando, an ordinary young man with no disposition for leadership or heroism, led an expedition up the treacherous slopes of a snow-capped mountain and across forty-five miles of frozen wilderness in an attempt to find help. Thirty years after the disaster Nando tells his story with remarkable candor and depth of feeling. Miracle in the Andes-a first person account of the crash and its aftermath-is more than a riveting tale of true-life adventure: it is a revealing look at life at the edge of death and a meditation on the limitless redemptive power of love. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Vince Rause, Josh Davis

Length:

6h 1m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:04


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:10


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:53