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Into the Wild

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jon Krakauer

Narrated By: Philip Franklin

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2007

Duration: 7 hours 4 minutes

Summary:

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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Such a great book

  • Cheyenne G

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

  • 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.