Into the Wild

Written by:
Jon Krakauer
Narrated by:
Philip Franklin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2007
7 hours 0 minutes
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself...

"Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama wandering of human yearning."--The New York Times

"A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff."--The Washington Post
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Jenn A

I love all Krakauer books! This one is one of my favorites. Excellent read!! I highly recommend it.

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Caroline S

So here's my take on this book: Jon Krakauer is a great author and I've enjoyed his other books. This one was similar - exhaustively researched and very interesting. I liked the narrator too. The reason I gave this four stars was because even though I enjoyed the book, I found myself constantly annoyed by Chris McCandless, despite krakauer's best efforts. My opinion of him got slightly better as I learned more about him, especially right at the end of the book. But overall he still strikes me as a somewhat selfish dreamer with no grounding in reality. That said, the book was definitely interesting and kept my attention.

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Maggie M.

Excellent read. I was unaware of the fact that the book was not just the story of Chris McCandless but includes the stories of other nomads as well which I found interesting. It seemed as though Krakauer was engaging in a bit of self exploration which I can appreciate because I think we all tend to do this to some degree, and also because I felt it made him more engaged in really researching and exploring every detail of McCandless' life and journey.

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Such a great book

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Brian B.

Great book!

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Adam H.

Exceptionally interesting story.

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Jim B.

The story of Christopher McCandless is polarising, but this book feels thoroughly researched, and is well read.

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Tristan D.

Lovely. Stoic. Brave.

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This is a terrific story of adventure and misfortune.

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Narrator is boring and difficult to listen to after awhile. Overall, the book is not as good as I had hoped, but I am not sure if this is due to the narrator being difficult to listen to and I found myself frequently tuning him out making the story a bit confusing and difficult to follow. Perhaps if I actually read the book rather than listen to it I would feel differently about it.

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Catherine T.

Interesting and informative. Not just about McCandless but about the strange community of off-the-grid nomads and hermits

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Cheyenne G

Great book!! Narrators voice was boring but every clear. I'm love with this story! :)

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