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The Wall - A Thriller

Jeff Long

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Reckoning On the vast, sunlit walls of the world's greatest monolith, two veteran climbers unwittingly ascend into a vertical underworld. In a place where obsession kills, they quickly fall prey to past loves, old demons, and ghostly revenge. Hugh and Lewis were Yosemite legends. El Capitan was their holy grail, and their destiny seemed written on its big walls. Here they met the women who married, then left them. Now, 35 years later, Hugh's wife has long since mysteriously disappeared into the desert and Lewis's wife is divorcing him. The old friends reunite to climb El Cap one last time and make a fresh start. But "the Captain" seems cursed this time around. Even before the aging "wall rats" leave the ground, disaster strikes three young women high on a neighboring route. Hugh discovers one body in the forest and spies a second dangling a half mile overhead. He and Lewis launch their ascent, desperate to leave the terrible omens behind. But there is no escape. Doubts haunt them, the elements plague them, and an eerie reptilian woman invades their sleep. Every vertical inch, the men must battle the stone, their aging bodies, fear, and the memories of great loves lost. "Grover Gardner has readers clinging to Long's novel about mountain climbers endangered and trapped on El Capitan, in Yosemite. Gripping is too mild a term for the intense listening experience as a reunion of two 50-year-old climbers turns into a nightmare... Gardner's narration is the voice of sanity among the most bizarre events, keeping reader pinioned. "-AudioFile "Heart-stopping vertical adventure."-Kirkus Reviews "The surprise ending is a true shocker in this hurtling, gripping read."-Publishers Weekly

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Reckoning On the vast, sunlit walls of the world's greatest monolith, two veteran climbers unwittingly ascend into a vertical underworld. In a place where obsession kills, they quickly fall prey to past loves, old demons, and ghostly revenge. Hugh and Lewis were Yosemite legends. El Capitan was their holy grail, and their destiny seemed written on its big walls. Here they met the women who married, then left them. Now, 35 years later, Hugh's wife has long since mysteriously disappeared into the desert and Lewis's wife is divorcing him. The old friends reunite to climb El Cap one last time and make a fresh start. But "the Captain" seems cursed this time around. Even before the aging "wall rats" leave the ground, disaster strikes three young women high on a neighboring route. Hugh discovers one body in the forest and spies a second dangling a half mile overhead. He and Lewis launch their ascent, desperate to leave the terrible omens behind. But there is no escape. Doubts haunt them, the elements plague them, and an eerie reptilian woman invades their sleep. Every vertical inch, the men must battle the stone, their aging bodies, fear, and the memories of great loves lost. "Grover Gardner has readers clinging to Long's novel about mountain climbers endangered and trapped on El Capitan, in Yosemite. Gripping is too mild a term for the intense listening experience as a reunion of two 50-year-old climbers turns into a nightmare... Gardner's narration is the voice of sanity among the most bizarre events, keeping reader pinioned. "-AudioFile "Heart-stopping vertical adventure."-Kirkus Reviews "The surprise ending is a true shocker in this hurtling, gripping read."-Publishers Weekly
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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Reckoning On the vast, sunlit walls of the world's greatest monolith, two veteran climbers unwittingly ascend into a vertical underworld. In a place where obsession kills, they quickly fall prey to past loves, old demons, and ghostly revenge. Hugh and Lewis were Yosemite legends. El Capitan was their holy grail, and their destiny seemed written on its big walls. Here they met the women who married, then left them. Now, 35 years later, Hugh's wife has long since mysteriously disappeared into the desert and Lewis's wife is divorcing him. The old friends reunite to climb El Cap one last time and make a fresh start. But "the Captain" seems cursed this time around. Even before the aging "wall rats" leave the ground, disaster strikes three young women high on a neighboring route. Hugh discovers one body in the forest and spies a second dangling a half mile overhead. He and Lewis launch their ascent, desperate to leave the terrible omens behind. But there is no escape. Doubts haunt them, the elements plague them, and an eerie reptilian woman invades their sleep. Every vertical inch, the men must battle the stone, their aging bodies, fear, and the memories of great loves lost. "Grover Gardner has readers clinging to Long's novel about mountain climbers endangered and trapped on El Capitan, in Yosemite. Gripping is too mild a term for the intense listening experience as a reunion of two 50-year-old climbers turns into a nightmare... Gardner's narration is the voice of sanity among the most bizarre events, keeping reader pinioned. "-AudioFile "Heart-stopping vertical adventure."-Kirkus Reviews "The surprise ending is a true shocker in this hurtling, gripping read."-Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

8h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:45