Sunday, September 1, 2019

"Out of the Silence: After the Crash" by Eduardo Strauch and Mireya Soriano


Wayne and I share a Kindle account and have recently joined the Amazon Kindle Unlimited program. For $9.99 a month, we both have access to free ebooks. Not all Kindle titles are available, but there's lots to choose from. And it's a good way to discover indy authors that might otherwise go unnoticed.

My first unlimited ebook was Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch and Mireya Soriano (Amazon Crossing, 2019). It's an account of the 1972 plane crash stranding a Uruguayan rugby team and its supporters on a glacier high in the Andes.

Of the 45 people on board, 28 survived the crash. Reports heard on a small radio gave hope for a quick rescue. Ten days later, the devastating news came that the search had been called off. Yet, after 72 days and a miraculous trek out of the mountains by two of the men, 16 were finally rescued.

Eduardo Strauch was a young architect at the time of the crash. He recently chose to tell his story following the discovery and return of his jacket and wallet by a hiker exploring the old crash site. It has recently become a destination for survivors, families and explorers.

The book depicts the harrowing experience to survive even after hope for a rescue was extinguished. It's a testament to the will to live, and finding spiritual strength in the face of adversity both on the mountain and after returning home.

Other books and media about the El Milagro de los Andes (The Miracle in the Andes) include:

Up the Inlet -- Come boating up the inlets of coastal British Columbia where the mountains drop into the sea, and lifestyles focus on independence and a different sense of purpose. Follow along as we cruise northward from the Strait of Georgia to Cortes and Quadra Islands, and beyond.

http://www.amazon.com/Across-Galactic-Sea-Wayne-Lutz-ebook/dp/B00AR6AOLCAcross the Galactic Sea -- Spaceship Challenger is on mankind’s first galactic voyage using a high-tech blend of space jumps and cryogenic hibernation. Captain Tina Brett leads her ship towards the ultimate goal, first contact with alien intelligence, until a navigational glitch changes everything.

Flying the Pacific Northwest -- Airports of Western Washington and Oregon form the backdrop for adventures in the Pacific Northwest. Take the controls of a Piper Arrow as your personal flight instructor leads you to out-of-the-way spots. For armchair aviators and experienced pilots. This book is an escape so realistic you’ll swear you’re airborne.

Check here if you need a Kindle or free Kindle App.


Visit the monthly Book Review Club for teen/young adult and adult fiction over at Barrie Summy's blog.

Also shared with Your the Star at Stone Cottage Adventures. -- Margy

14 comments :

  1. I do love survival stories of all types and though I may have read the one by Piers Paul read. Probably not though as something about cannibalism came to min and that must have been a different crash in the Andes earlier....

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    1. This is the airplane crash you are thinking about. There have been several books and movie/TV shows about it. - Margy

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  2. I’ve wondered about Kindle Unlimited. We read almost only on Kindle now — we check out ebooks from the Library and use Kindle Prime reading. But still end up buying a few books by favorite authors at full Kindle price . So I guess you are saying best sellers aren’t available on Unlimited? That is what I’ve never been able to figure out from Amazon’s website!

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    1. Our library has free ebooks but I haven't checked any out yet. I'll have to look into it. Old best sellers show up, but rarely do new ones. For example, Margaret Atwood's "Handmaid's Tale" is there but her sequel that is coming out is for pre-purchase right now. You can go online to check out what's available by choosing the Unlimited category to see if there are books with enough interest for you to participate. - Margy

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  3. I cannot imagine living through an experience like this. It must change you forever. Like Ray/Troutbirder, I like a survival story. Thank you for reviewing!

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    1. Yes, it did for sure. Some survivors went on to put their lives back together, but even for them it was a long way to reintegrate into their former lives or make new ones for themselves. Thanks for hosting the Book Review Club again this month. - Margy

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    2. You're very welcome. Yes, I can imagine a lot of the things we stress over might look minuscule and nonsensical after an experience like that.

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  4. I read ALIVE when it came out. Quite a story.

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    1. I did to, that's why this book caught my interest right away. - Margy

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  5. We take air travel for granted. Something to think about.

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    1. When we were flying our Piper Arrow we always had emergencies in the back of our minds. You practice for them to be ready just in case. - Margy

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  6. How sad it is. They sure fought hard.

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    1. And just when they thought things would get better, an avalanche filled the plane with snow, killing more survivors. Tragedy upon tragedy. - Margy

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  7. Yes, I was going to say the set up reminded me of Alive. Sounds like a gripping read!

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Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy