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- Brett Archibald
- Paperback / Softback
Phillip, South Africa. 26 August 2016
Francesca, South Africa. 18 August 2016
Turning this true story into a book had two large possible problems from a story-telling POV, as I see it: 1. the reader might know most of the story already so the tension is not quite there, and 2. the story, though a miraculous tale of survival, is actually fairly straightforward and occurs over the course of just a day and a half. But the author has overcome these problems with wonderful skill that you don't usually see in books in this genre, incorporating several story threads and building tension throughout so that it's a genuine page-turner. I thought I knew Brett's story and yet I read it in a couple of days...It also made me cry about five times...
Mimi, South Africa. 7 November 2016
Terrif book, we enjoyed it very much
Jane, South Africa. 17 June 2016
From the second I started reading this book I was drawn into the hectic tale of what Brett, and everyone else involved in his rescue, went through for those gripping 28.5 hours. I couldnâ€™t put it down. It was beautifully written with excellent descriptions that allow you to experience a hint of what he endured. I loved the sense of human spirit. He was honest about his struggles and didnâ€™t try to make himself look like a super-human. A great book for anyone who loves an improbably true tale.