No, the book is amazing.
Krakauer was my favorite character. I know that he is the author, but he also inserts himself into the story, and helped me understand Chris McCandless.
He sounded a little like a robot.
I really wish that the sections of the audio book were divided by chapters. It is so difficult to find a place in the audio that matches with a place in the book. There are no distinguishable marking points. Even fast forwarding and rewind are really difficult to maneuver.
A kind eulogy for a confused, tragic young man. A bit of a hagiography, if I'm honest. But earnest and well written. Excellent narration.
I had already read half the book and looked to Audible to help me since I read slow and needed to finish much quicker than I could. There is 18 chapters in the physical book but only 6 are marked for the audio book. I found it frustrating to find where I left of and continue. Although I found my spot it took me about 10-15 mins to do so, I wish/hope they change it to be 18 chapter to ease the users experience.
It's an interesting and sometimes frustrating story about the choices of a jong man. During listening there were times that I really respected his choices and there were times that I could only think of how selfish he was. This book is written based of some information left by Chris McCandless but also based on stories of people who knew him or who shortly met him. This means that part of this book is based on facts, but also a big part are just speculations. Because of that I don't think you can really judge Chris. Jon Krakauer manages to tell the story well without selling his assumptions as facts. Also the part where Jon tells about his own relationship with his father and his experience with dangerous climbs when he was about Chris' age puts things in perspective.
Into Thin Air. Both books of Jon Krakauer are written in the same style which I really like.
Yes, and again I really liked his performance.
Yes, but unfortunately I didn't have the time for that. Also, once I finished the book I immediately wanted to watch the movie because I just didn't want things to end.
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OK, loathed is too strong a word, and I do wonder if Chris is somewhat autistic after reading. I found him selfish, unreasonable, and unforgiving...unless he liked you. Jon Krakauer, as usual however, has woven experience, history, fact, and a little bit of lore that brings the wild and the vagrant to life! Fascinating stuff. I think the author tries to hard at the end to exonerate the main character, but overall I loved my middle daughter's current favorite book.
In true Krakauer style this is an amazing read! A story of a man learning to find himself amongst the challenges of life and society. The stories and perspective are some that I can relate to. A must read if you also have a love for Alaska.