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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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    Helena Herbert 05-20-15
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    "A powerful and honest story"

    I love this story. Thank you Krakauer for sharing his beautiful, yet tragic story with the world. It made me think about my life from a new lens. RIP CJM!

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    satisz 05-18-15
    satisz 05-18-15
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    "a very good story"

    I really liked it an was able to learn some intriguing attributes of enlightenment ...

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    emory 05-15-15
    emory 05-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "moving, powerful, thought provoking..."

    I loved listening to this book while driving cross country to yellowstone for an adventure of my own.

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    Danielle Landry Washington, DC United States 05-15-15
    Danielle Landry Washington, DC United States 05-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating"

    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..

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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.

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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
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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.

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