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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,954

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

Grim and depressing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

This book was as dark, depressing, and never ending as an Alaskan winter. There were some good characters, but at crucial junctures they behaved in In ways That were unbelievable. I kept waiting for Something good to happen, but the book just plodded on through one sad turn after another. The author tries so hard to show the harsh realities of life in Alaska, That there is little to celebrate or feel good about. Upon finishing this book, I was simply glad it was over so I can find something uplifting to read. It was a downer.

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