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Paths of Glory

Jeffrey Archer

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong-their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? Jeffrey Archer's new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man-George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing. Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, "because it is there." On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit. In fact, not until you've turned the last page of Archer's extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed. Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong-their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? Jeffrey Archer's new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man-George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing. Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, "because it is there." On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit. In fact, not until you've turned the last page of Archer's extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed. Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong-their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? Jeffrey Archer's new novel, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man-George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing. Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, "because it is there." On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit. In fact, not until you've turned the last page of Archer's extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed. Paths of Glory is truly a triumph.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roger Allam

Length:

6h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:06