The Everest Files
Matt Dickinson, author of Popcorn-Eating Squirrels and The Everest Files, has recently been in China and spent a whole week at Wellington College in Shanghai leading discussions, presentations and workshops on the theme of Mount Everest to the children studying there.
Here at Shrine Bell, we are really excited about the benefits of audiobooks for young readers, and are thrilled to announce that our bestselling YA series, The Everest Files trilogy, is now available in audiobook format! Perfect for ages eleven plus, the trilogy follows eighteen-year-old Ryan Hart on a gap year working for a medical charity in Nepal. From the get-go Ryan becomes entangled in a series of thrilling and shocking adventures set amid the world’s highest peak. In book one, The Everest Files, Ryan becomes embroiled in a lethal mission to investigate the disappearance of a stricken climber lost on Everest. In the heart-stopping sequel, North Face, Ryan must survive a deadly earthquake and a do-or-die mission to save a friend stuck on Everest’s treacherous North Face; and in the gripping finale, Killer Storm, a violent terrorist attack at Base Camp leaves a route up Everest’s deadly slopes the only means of escape …
The series is inspired by Matt's own mountaineering adventures in the Himalaya. In 1996 he summited Everest via the North Face, climbing alongside actor Brian Blessed until Brian was forced to abandon the climb. Commenting on the Everest Files series Brian said, 'It brings the mountain to life for young readers in a fresh and wonderful way. I urge all lovers of adventure to read it!'
Professional Voice Artist, Stewart Crank, who narrated the trilogy, said: 'I’m really grateful to have been given the opportunity to work on such brilliant stories for young readers. These books are full of tension and excitement and take you on a simply fantastic journey. I've loved narrating them and you'll love listening to them’.
For more information on each of these titles and to begin listening, check out our page over on Audible.