I love all Krakauer books! This one is one of my favorites. Excellent read!! I highly recommend it.
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.
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.
Such a great book
This is a terrific story of adventure and misfortune.
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.
Interesting and informative. Not just about McCandless but about the strange community of off-the-grid nomads and hermits
Great book!! Narrators voice was boring but every clear. I'm love with this story! :)
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