My first audio book, and has made me a fan of listening rather than reading. I loved ms. Dunne's
I found myself getting quite wrapped up in the emotions of this story, particularly right in the middle with what I consider the MAIN confrontation - but the two main characters, although quite likeable and empathetic, seemed mature WAY beyond their years, even considering their childhoods. I find it very hard to believe any young man could be as sympathetic and understanding as Holder. I would say he would be EVERY WOMAN'S fantasy - good looking, thoughtful, protective, sexy, loving, etc. etc.After that main confrontation, however, the story became a bit monotonous and predictable. Ms. Goethals' performance was quite good and certainly helped me get through the story.
Yes....it is a fascinating story, and the author gives a lot of detail what may have been the thought processes of the main character,Chris McCandless.
Chris because he was a very interesting psychological study. His personality was very complex and I am still unclear what he was really about.
Yes....I listened to it (for the second time) with my young adult sons, and we were all saddened at Chris's fate, while at the same time disgusted with his selfishness and cluenessness about the consequences of his actions. He seemed to be an interesting (albeit misguided) young man, with a lot of potential. A sad waste of a life.
Like I said in my heading...Jon krakauer is a great author. His style is intelligent yet very easy to comprehend.
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