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Jon Krakauer

In 1999 Jon Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. According to the award citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."

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    • Into Thin Air

    • A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Into Thin Air is the definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest...

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    • By Jeffrey E. on 02-06-16

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    • Into the Wild

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

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    • A Book that Never Left Me

    • By Craig Mitchell on 08-07-07

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    • Under the Banner of Heaven

    • A Story of Violent Faith
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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    • Overall
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    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes you think

    • By Ashley on 04-06-06

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    • Missoula

    • Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

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    • Without Consent

    • By Cynthia on 05-02-15

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    • Where Men Win Glory

    • The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, painful narration

    • By Daniel on 09-23-09

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    • Eiger Dreams

    • Ventures Among Men and Mountains
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits....

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    • Adventures in mountaineering

    • By Ronda on 03-09-19

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    • Classic Krakauer

    • 'Mark Foo's Last Ride,' 'After the Fall,' and Other Essays from the Vault
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state....

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    • By Anonymous User on 12-15-18
    • 'Mark Foo's Last Ride,' 'After the Fall,' and Other Essays from the Vault
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 02-27-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 104 ratings

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Three Cups of Deceit

    • How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
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    Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children's crusader. He is also, according to Jon Krakauer, not what he appears to be....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How Greg Mortenson F**ked w/ the Wrong Journalist!

    • By Shiran on 03-06-13

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    • Fred Beckey Is Still on the Loose

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection....

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    • In eisige Höhen

    • Das Drama am Mount Everest
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Auf dieser Expedition im Frühjahr 1996 ereignete sich die schlimmste Katastrophe, die je auf dem "Dach der Welt" geschah...

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