©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)
Krakauer is such an eloquent writer and is captivating in his explanation of why he (without ever having met Chris) completely understands why Chris would feel the need to go into the wild..
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.
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