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 28 minutes


From the bestselling author of The Snow Child, a thrilling tale of historical adventure set in the Alaskan wilderness.

In the winter of 1885, Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester sets out with his men on an expedition into the newly acquired territory of Alaska. Their objective: to travel up the ferocious Wolverine River, mapping the interior and gathering information on the region's potentially dangerous native tribes. With a young and newly pregnant wife at home, Forrester is anxious to complete the journey with all possible speed and return to her. But once the crew passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits them.

With gorgeous descriptions of the Alaskan wilds and a vivid cast of characters -- including Forrester, his wife Sophie, a mysterious Eyak guide, and a Native American woman who joins the expedition - TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD is an epic tale of one of America's last frontiers, combining myth, history, romance, and adventure.


  • 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!