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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole – the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. His most recent challenge was scaling the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the world. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour.


(P)2007 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Autobiography: General

On Sale: 20th September 2007

Price: £7.5

ISBN-13: 9781844567591

Reviews

'Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling'
<i>Time Out</I>
enthralling
<i>Independent</i>
'It's exhausting just reading about his exploits, so it is a perfect bedtime book. It's delightful to plump up one's duck-down pillows while vicariously enduring Fiennes's successive plunges into the deadly waters of the Artcic, and his festering crotch-rot.'
Helena Drysdale, <i>New Statesman</I> Books of the Year
'It's exhausting just reading about his exploits, so it is a perfect bedtime book. It's delightful to plump up one's duck-down pillows while vicariously enduring Fiennes's successive plunges into the deadly waters of the Artcic, and his festering crotch-rot.'
Helena Drysdale, <i>New Statesman</I> Books of the Year
'It is lively and vivid, and often exciting as we anticipate each plunge into deadly Arctic waters. There are some wonderful throwaway lines . . . So, not an alien species after all but - as they say - a national treasure.'
<i>Spectator</I>
'Rip-roaringly readable'
<i>Guardian</I>
'It is lively and vivid, and often exciting as we anticipate each plunge into deadly Arctic waters. There are some wonderful throwaway lines . . . So, not an alien species after all but - as they say - a national treasure.'
<i>Spectator</I>
'Rip-roaringly readable'
<i>Guardian</I>
'Even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped . . . compelling'
<i>Time Out</I>
enthralling
<i>Independent</i>

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