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Alive: There Was Only One Way to Survive Paperback – 11 Oct 2012

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (11 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099574527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099574521
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'One of the classic survival stories of all time - a story of the will to survive against impossible odds'" (Daily Mail)

"Read's powerful account of the crash and its aftermath...what lingers are the moments of ingenuity, and the resilience of the human spirit." (Guardian)

"'It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told... a masterpiece of narrative'" (Graham Greene)

"Read handles the story so well" (Evening Standard)

"An adventure story with a rare depth." (Seven)

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Reissuing with a fantastic new look to tie-in with the 40th anniversary of the Fairchild plane crash, this is the true story of what people will do when they are desperate to survive...

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pay fair share of tax amazon! on 20 Nov. 2012
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I'm excited by just thinking about it! I hadn't read a book in a while. I have books to read but never pick them up! This book keeps you gripped, fighting sleep because you don't wanna put the book down! Need I say... I loved it. Love it!
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I had recently watched a documentary about this real life story and the subject of eating the dead to stay alive for some reason totally compelled me to find out more. As I am not a book reader I firstly decided to watch the 1993 film Alive which disappointingly did not do the story any justice or the survivors and what they went through; I therefore decided to buy the book. The book is brilliant. It captures the struggle the survivors went through and explains in detail what they had to do to say alive. The author also draws attention to the parents of the boys and what they went through in this time. If you are into none-fiction novels of survival this is definitely a book for you! I loved it and will for sure read it again.
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I bought this after watching on documentary about the incident and I was not disappointed. This book is very honest account of the Andes survivors story and is a testament to a person's willingness to survive. I had difficulty putting this one down. The only problem I had was remembering which character was which but given the scope of the people involved this was inescapable and the author managed this as best he could. I would recommend this to anyone lover of survival stories real or fiction.
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A truly amazing book- & even more so as it was true !!

I saw the TV documentary, & the book was a true interpretation. What they went through to survive defies imagination. If the survivors ever flew again I would be surprised. Amazing, & well written. A classic !
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was always amazed by this story 20 years ago and this updated version of the incident brings it home even more powerfully - recommend to everyone as in my opinion it is the most remarkable story of survival I have ever come across.
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By Lydia on 26 Aug. 2013
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I couldn't put this book down from start to finish. An amazing story! Definitely gets the reader thinking about what they would do! My friends have also borrowed it and are hooked!
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By James on 6 Aug. 2013
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Good price, delivered on time, perfect condition, and an excellent book! An amazing story, and it has already been borrowed by friends many times.
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