©2007 Jon Krakauer; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"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)
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.
Coleman. Coleman. Coleman.
Author did a nice job laying out the details of Alexs life leading up to Alaska.
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.
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.
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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