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Into the Wild Audiobook
Into the Wild
Written by: 
Jon Krakauer
Narrated by: 
Philip Franklin
Into the Wild Audiobook

Into the Wild

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Publisher's Summary

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. His body - along with a camera with five rolls of film, an SOS note, and a cryptic diary written in the back pages of a book about edible plants - was found six months later by a hunter.

©2007 Jon Krakauer; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama of human yearning." (New York Times)
"It works. The listener can imagine Franklin's voice under a television special; Krakauer's text fills in the pictures with ease. Franklin wisely chooses to become involved in the text, rather than trying to manipulate it." (AudioFile)

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    Tammy Paree 04-30-15
    Tammy Paree 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My thoughts"

    I'm so glad I listened this... Gives me a little insight to how your childhood really effects who you are going to be.

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    Eric Bartl 04-03-15
    Eric Bartl 04-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "robotic reader"

    The person who narrated this story sounds like a robot with a stuffed nose. It's like a high pitched robotic sound that will drive you crazy. It really took away from the actual story and the human side of such an incredible human journey. Perhaps I would have actually enjoyed the story more if the reader had been more relatable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Coleman CARSON CITY, NV, United States 03-02-15
    Coleman CARSON CITY, NV, United States 03-02-15 Member Since 2013

    Coleman. Coleman. Coleman.

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    "A good listen. "

    Author did a nice job laying out the details of Alexs life leading up to Alaska.

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    A 02-24-15
    A 02-24-15
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    "great story"

    I enjoyed this story. I really liked how the author portrayed Chris as a person seeking happiness not suicidal. not biased

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    Avinash 02-21-15
    Avinash 02-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book bad narration"

    Narration is very fast and robotic. Editor must be fired for silly glitches in the audio. Many lines are repeated multiple times.

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    mminto 02-11-15
    mminto 02-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Magically Tragically Beautiful"

    A romantic biography of a romantic by a romantic. Krakauer does it again, but as usual, the subject matter is inherently gripping. Putting his own personalized framing over the unfortunate story of Chris's demise, and the stalwart adventurelust that led him there, Krakauer carries you skeptical and passionate analysis of Chris's life. An adventure and a lesson in every chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paraglox PEORIA, AZ, United States 02-10-15
    Paraglox PEORIA, AZ, United States 02-10-15
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    "nice but could have been 1/2 the length"

    it was good, at about 2 1/2 hours in the story is over then goes off on a tangent with other stories then goes back to the story through the family in the last part.

    the writing style was ok, more big word verbs instead of similies and metaphors that would have brought the story more to life.

    good overall, there was more detail then I thought. a little more realistic then the movie that I thought was pretty pretentious.

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    L. A. Fiedler USA 02-07-15
    L. A. Fiedler USA 02-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed this story"

    I liked hearing about all the other young men that similar travels as Chris. Very empathic view of Chris's last few weeks

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    Rebecca A. Seward Windsor, NY USA 02-05-15
    Rebecca A. Seward Windsor, NY USA 02-05-15 Member Since 2013

    Becky Adolf

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    "Better than the movie (but I really mean that!)"

    This was better than the movie, which to me is really a 50/50 shot with most books (I lack imagination). Absolutely loved it and will listen to it many more times.

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    J. Chapman 02-03-15
    J. Chapman 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Main character"

    Loved the parts of the book when the main character was actually talked about. Many times it seemed to go off randomly talking about other unrelated people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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