We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Memoirs of a Gas Station: A Delightfully Awkward Journey Across the Alaskan Tundra | [Sam Neumann]

Memoirs of a Gas Station: A Delightfully Awkward Journey Across the Alaskan Tundra

Early one May, Sam Neumann arrived in the breathtaking wilderness of Denali, Alaska with a smile on his face and adventure in his heart. But less than 24 hours later, both had evaporated as he stood behind the counter of a filthy gas station - his new place of employment - and tried to piece together what exactly had gone wrong.
Regular Price:$18.50
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Early one May, Sam Neumann arrived in the breathtaking wilderness of Denali, Alaska with a smile on his face and adventure in his heart. But less than 24 hours later, both had evaporated as he stood behind the counter of a filthy gas station - his new place of employment - and tried to piece together what exactly had gone wrong.

Memoirs of a Gas Station is a New York Times best-selling personal account of a summer trapped in a convenience store on the edge of Denali National Park. It is a journey across the Alaskan tundra and headlong into the ridiculous world of seasonal employment.

The summer began with shock, horror, and denim shirts as Sam struggled to accept his new role as a gas station employee. To escape it, he took to the forests of Denali at every free moment, soon finding himself face-to-face with an angry adult moose, shivering numb trying to last the night on a frigid mountainside, and being seduced by a Mormon divorcee.

Often satirical, sometimes introspective, and always brutally honest, Memoirs of a Gas Station takes you on a raucous ride through the best and worst summer of one man's life. From booze-soaked employee parties to one very awkward romantic episode in a tree house, Sam learned more than he ever planned about the Last Frontier. But weekends spent stumbling through seedy Alaskan bars and hitch-hiking to remote destinations gave him a unique perspective on life, and led him to find friendship, adventure, and love in the most unexpected places.

©2012 Sam Neumann (P)2014 Sam Neumann

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.3 (18 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.3 (18 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.0 (17 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer Bentonville, AR, United States 06-03-15
    Amazon Customer Bentonville, AR, United States 06-03-15 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining"

    If you enjoy first person narratives with a cast of quirky characters and a decidedly politically incorrect delivery then this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Danny Shapiro 04-15-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Funny and Heartfelt!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Sam has a straightforward and wry way of writing. You do really get a sense of majesty when he describes the Alaskan landscape. I felt like I was experiencing the Alaskan summer along with the author!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeffrey 04-02-14
    Jeffrey 04-02-14 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun"
    Any additional comments?

    What a well-written memoir and one of the most pleasurable listens I've had in a long time. Do you ever remember those awkward Summer jobs you took while you were discovering yourself? This is like that x10. Funny, full of odd adventure, and just smartly entertaining. There is nothing I didn't like about this insightful look into one man's odd but interesting life experience in one of the most fascinating places on Earth.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.