This audiobook chronicles the life of adventurer Maurice Wilson, who returns from WWI with a dream of conquering Mt. Everest. Narrator James Langton skillfully introduces listeners to the fascinating and utterly outrageous Wilson, his mistresses, and his wives as he hunts down sources of money to fund his quest. He makes several attempts to climb and one attempt to fly and land on Everest--all unsuccessful. Finally, Wilson decides to walk up the mountain by himself with no food, no equipment, and no heavy clothing. Langton uses humor and angst in equal parts to uncover what drives Wilson to persist. He succeeds where Wilson could not, giving listeners a revealing performance of this Don Quixote of Everest. E.E.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797116860 $17.99
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