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  • Wolf Brother

  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1
  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only 12-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where are book 2 and 3?

  • By It on 02-04-10

Young at heart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-11

Fun book even for adults. I'm 45, loved it. My dad who's 79 enjoyed it too.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,031

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio version RUINED with new narrator!

  • By Jeffrey E. on 02-06-16

Heart wrenching

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-11

I found the story well told. Perhaps the voice is a little monotone, but this isn't a fairy tale, its someones life experience. I especially like the quotes at the beginning of the chapters from various authors about Everest, and the author gives a brief account of some of the early attempts to climb Mt Everest which is interesting.
The story is a story of grief and sadness, so if you are looking for an uplifting story, this is not it. There are some redeeming portions, but on the whole I felt sadness in listening to this story. I think Jon shows lots of bravery exposing his thoughts to the world, I think those that are critical lack compassion and understanding of the predicament they were placed in.