Into the Forest

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jean Hegland

Narrated By: Alyssa Bresnahan

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2015

Duration: 10 hours 31 minutes


At first, Into the Forest was a word-of-mouth favorite of booksellers. Soon, larger publishing houses were noticing Jean Hegland’s debut novel and giving it rave reviews. Powerful and disturbing, Into the Forest offers images of an all-too-believable future. As America collapses in the chaos of war, pollution, and bankruptcy, two sisters pool their resources to survive alone in the hills above San Francisco. Although dwindling food and increasing isolation threaten them, they soon find a more immediate danger standing at their door. When a young man arrives, his friendship offers tantalizing fulfillment, but his love threatens to divide the sisters. Hegland’s provocative work is reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale . It infuses a tale of survival with startling insights into a young woman’s quest for strength.


  • Rebekah Cronquist

    Growing up in Northern California gives me a perspective into how girls are raised here and I'm glad to say I believe we're better trained on how to live of the land than these girls were from the start. That fact, and the author's need to explain every detail down to its nuclear core was a bit irritating. Otherwise a good concept.

  • April Ryan

    I was glad I decided to give this book a try. I was engrossed from the very start. The narration is also supurb. Worth this months credit!

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by Jean Hegland

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