Book Reviews of Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
Alive The Story of the Andes Survivors
Author: Piers Paul Read
ISBN-13: 9780380003211
ISBN-10: 038000321X
Publication Date: 5/1/1975
Pages: 318
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
The story of the Andes Survivors. Their place crashed high in th eAndes. Their only shelter was the plane's shattered fuselage, their only supplies a little wine and some bits of candy. In the beginning, there were thirty-two survivors. Then, only twenty-seven; then, nineteen....and, in the end, sixteen. This is their story--the greatest modern epic of catastrophe and human endurance.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not for the squeamish but still a vivid and riveting account of a very remarkable story of survival.
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Once I finally got into the book, this was a good story of survival. The men and women who crashed in the Andes had to overcome horrible situations -- injuries from the crash, an avalanche, and then the lack of food. What they did to survive was admirable, even if some may judge them harshly over their decision to eat the flesh of their dead friends.

That being said, though, the story moves so slowly, and the author's writing style is so staid, that it took me forever to actually feel like I was reading something worthwhile.

A good story, but it's a journey to plod through it.
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Remarkable story of amazing people. This book reveals both the ultimate sacrifices and length that a person will go to survive.
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This one is for those how like real life drama. Enjoy!
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The story of the Andes survivors who ate their dead mates in order to live to tell the story.
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exciting book.
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This book blew my mind because it actually happened.
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Haunting.
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The book was great. It was awful how those poor people had to eat others to survive and stuff
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Excellent book.
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I have not read the book, I watched the movie so I'd like to share the book with someone who'd be interested.