To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Eowyn Ivey

Narrated By: John Glouchevitch

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: August 2016

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes


An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
One of the Best Books of 2016--Amazon
A Washington Post Notable Book of 2016
A Goodreads Choice Award Nominee
A Library Journal Top 10 Book of 2016
A BookPage Best Book of 2016

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him.

The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives.

Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder?

The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever.


  • Claudia D.

    To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book. Listening to the audiobook was a challenge because the narration changes so often between characters, places, and times, but the readers were excellent, and the book drew me in and on enough that it worked for me.

  • Riona M

    I cannot comment on the narration of this book because I read it myself. Old school I know. But I had to write a review on how much I enjoyed this book. It takes a while to get used to the format but once you get used to it, it's an entirely gripping story. I was totally intrigued!

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