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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Aron Ralston
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. It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mount...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743537285
ISBN-10: 0743537289
Publication Date: 9/7/2004
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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L avatar reviewed Between a Rock and a Hard Place on
Helpful Score: 5
Excellent story of how Aron survived being stranded in the wilderness. It's an amazing story, and an easy read. There is one graphic photograph, however, so one should be aware of that before they order this book.
RonW avatar reviewed Between a Rock and a Hard Place on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
one of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told!
reviewed Between a Rock and a Hard Place on
Helpful Score: 4
Foolish though he was to go hiking all alone in a potentially dangerous place, Ralston's courage and resourcefulness saved his life. This is an amazing and unforgettable story.

In spite of its being highly unlikely that I would ever be in a situation to need it, my mind has filed away a vivid recollection of the ingenious method Ralston finally hit upon to free his hand. I am only grateful that it doesn't replay in my dreams!
reviewed Between a Rock and a Hard Place on
Helpful Score: 4
An amazing story of survival and very well written. I loved the way it jumps between present and past. I enjoy reading stories of survival but this one is by far my favorite.
reviewed Between a Rock and a Hard Place on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is a very good survival story. As I read through the book I got the idea that Aron wasn't exactly reckless but he did barge ahead into situations without thinking sometimes. His sheer determination is what got him out of trouble more than a few times. Maybe it was this reckless determination that got him into the situation he found himself but it was probably also what got him out of it. The book was written by him and is written very well. It doesn't read like the typical autobiography of an untrained writer. Personally, I'd like to know when the guy slept.
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jdyinva avatar reviewed Between a Rock and a Hard Place on + 408 more book reviews
What a story! Ralston reads his own book which makes it even more touching. An adventure gone bad keeps the reader listening until the resolution. Great audio book!


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