Heroes of the Frontier

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dave Eggers

Narrated By: Rebecca Lowman

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: July 2016

Duration: 12 hours 4 minutes


“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure.
Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization.
A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.


  • nab6215

    The one word I can use to describe "Heroes of the Frontier" by Dave Eggers is "frustrated"--except for the moving ending. I like the stories I read to have good character development and a well-developed plot. I love the stories I read to be well written. "Heroes" was none of these, but it was interesting, very interesting.

  • Jackie Dunn

    I enjoyed this book, at times it was a bit slow. The narrator was great.

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