Crazy Sorrow: The life and death of Alan Mullin
Crazy Sorrow is a biography of the UK's top winter climber of the turn of the 21st century. Surviving an abusive childhood, he served in the British army for eight years before being invalided out.
Vertebrate Publishing – the UK's leading publisher of mountaineering and outdoor adventure books – is now offering audiobook versions of select titles.
Since starting audio production in 2018, Vertebrate has produced twelve audiobooks across different genres, including award-winning mountaineering biographies, record-breaking cycling and running stories, and a gripping YA adventure series.
The first to be published, Doug Scott's The Ogre – a two-part biography of this enigmatic and notorious peak, and Scott's personal account of his and Chris Bonington's first ascent and their dramatic weeklong descent – has already been dubbed 'Excellent, dramatic, and fascinating' by its first five-star Audible review. Subsequent titles include Sandy Allan's In Some Lost Place – an incredible story about a climbing duo who pushed the very limits of survival to make the first ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge, and Nick Bullock's Tides – a gripping memoir on what it means to dedicate one's life to climbing – narrated by Bullock himself.
Upcoming titles include Simon McCartney's multi-award winning The Bond – the previously untold story of his and Jack Robert's first ascent of the deadly south-west face of Denali, a climb that would prove almost fatal for McCartney – and Joe Tasker's Everest the Cruel Way, the story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth at its hardest – via the infamous west ridge, without supplementary oxygen, in winter.
Commenting on Vertebrate's audiobook programme, Vertebrate's Managing Director, Jon Barton, said, 'Hearing Nick Bullock read his own book Tides really brought this book to life; I love this format – it makes those long drives to the mountains that bit more gripping.'
For a full list of Vertebrate's audiobook titles, click HERE.
Each of the audiobooks are available to purchase direct from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.