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  • Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer

    Into the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
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    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.

    Craig Mitchell says: "A Book that Never Left Me"
  • Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer

    Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    Dan says: "An incredible book, beautifully performed"
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith | Jon Krakauer

    Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    Ashley says: "Makes you think"
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town | Jon Krakauer

    Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From best-selling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana - stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.

    Cynthia says: "Without Consent"
  • Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman | Jon Krakauer

    Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The best-selling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army.

    Yennta says: "Wonderful book, will have to read it in book form"
  • Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer

    Into Thin Air

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (147)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    Zina says: "Awesome!"
  • Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints | Sam Brower,Jon Krakauer

    Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sam Brower, Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jonah Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice.

    Steve says: "Incredible Story of the FLDS"
  • Eiger Dreams | Jon Krakauer

    Eiger Dreams

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
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    In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, Krakauer explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, Eiger.

    Steve Anderson says: "Great book. Where Krakauer got his start..."
  • Under the Banner of Heaven | Jon Krakauer

    Under the Banner of Heaven

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
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    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    Craig Hansen says: "Not bad, but a bit biased"
  • Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way | Jon Krakauer

    Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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    Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children's crusader, and he's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself. This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.

    D. Martin says: "Had to be written, doesn't have to be read"
  • High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places | David B. Breashears,Foreword by Jon Krakauer

    High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By David B. Breashears, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Michael Gross
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    The story of the famed large format cinematographer, adventurer, and mountaineer whose terrifying experiences on Mount Everest during the deadly 1996 season became the defining moment of his life. By 1995, David Breashears had already twice reached Mt. Everest's summit. Then he faced the greatest challenge of his life: to scale the 29,028-foot peak, hauling the giant IMAX® camera to film the large format film, Everest.

    Steve Anderson says: "Good Book (but print copy may be a better choice)"
  • Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer

    Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
    Overall
    (7)
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    One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

    Michael Dawson says: "A gripping story told with honesty & understanding"
  • In eisige Höhen: Das Drama am Mount Everest | Jon Krakauer

    In eisige Höhen: Das Drama am Mount Everest

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Christian Brückner
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    Auf dieser Expedition im Frühjahr 1996 ereignete sich die schlimmste Katastrophe, die je auf dem "Dach der Welt" geschah...

  • Op i det blå | Jon Krakauer

    Op i det blå

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Morten Rønnelund
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    Drømmen om at nå toppen af Mount Everest og få den store, livsfarlige oplevelse er staerk hos mange mennesker. Og nogle er villige til at betale store beløb for at nå deres drømmes mål - drømme der kan blive til mareridt, hvis ulykken slår ned. "Op i det blå" er beretningen om et katastrofalt topforsøg den 10. maj 1996, der sendte chokbølger gennem de internationale medier. Jon Krakauer, der selv var med den dag, fortaeller om alle tragediens faser: rivaliseringen mellem guiderne, de mange misforståelser, medieshowet, og ikke mindst den uforberedte turists hjaelpeløshed.

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