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  • Where the Red Fern Grows

  • By: Wilson Rawls
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,321

Since its publication over forty years ago, this heartwarming tale of a boy and his dogs has touched millions. A tale of adventure, special friendship and coming-of-age, Where the Red Fern Grows makes for delightful listening. This unabridged production, featuring a moving performance by Anthony Heald, brings this enduring classic to life and makes a powerful story even more unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read this it's great.

  • By Mat Cauthon on 07-06-16

a classic

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

a great classic! A boy and his dogs coon hunting. this story never gets old!

  • Braving It

  • A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
  • By: James Campbell
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his 15-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him. Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like I was right there, with them!!!

  • By TallulahBalu on 04-24-18

A good listen!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

The narrator was easy to listen to. story was good and recounted his previous book a little. I will listen to it again.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Survival Guide for Life

  • How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character
  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Tom Patrick Stephens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

From the world-famous survival expert, learn how to make every day an unforgettable adventure. Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of success wisdom in one book.

  • By Scott on 07-16-13

a common sense guide

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

A common sense guide to life. A good read and straight to the point. Narrator was easy to listen to.

  • Call of the American Wild

  • A Tenderfoot's Escape to Alaska
  • By: Guy Grieve
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

Trapped in a job he hated and up to his neck in debt, Guy Grieve’s life was going nowhere. But with a stroke of luck, his dream of escaping it all to live in remote Alaska suddenly came true. Miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment, Guy built a log cabin from scratch and began carving a life for himself through fishing, hunting, and diligently avoiding bears. Packed with adventure, humor, and insight, this is the gripping story of an ordinary man learning the ways of the wild.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe not really kinda true?

  • By colleen on 06-01-13

a great story

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

a good book! I enjoyed the story and the subtle humor. Narrator was easy to listen to.

  • Alaskan Retreater's Notebook

  • One Man's Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness
  • By: Ray Ordorica
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

In the fall of 1978, Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota LandCruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn't even sure existed: a wilderness cabin he could use for a year or more to live, think, relax, read, and write. Ordorica found his cabin, fixed it up, and, although it was just an un-insulated 12- by 16-foot one-room log structure, he spent three winters in it in relative comfort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A brave man on a timeless quest.

  • By Tm on 09-27-16

The title is a little misleading!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

The book started out good but quickly degraded to something that could pass for a Disney tale. with telepathic animals that follow him through the woods finding game for him. At times the author seems modest but jumps to something very egotistical and a master of most things. I would not recommend this book for anyone looking for Alaskan information.

  • The Adventures of the Mountain Men

  • True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, and Survival
  • By: Stephen Brennan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 125

The “mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing as they did among animals, and spending most of their days and nights living and camping out in the great unexplored wilds of the Rockies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for boys

  • By Mrs. C on 05-12-14

an ok account of some famous trappers

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-17

This book was ok. The narrator was a little to monotone for me. Some interesting stories!

  • The Final Frontiersman

  • Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
  • By: James Campbell
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783

Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous 20s. Now, more than four decades later, Heimo lives with his wife approximately 200 miles from civilization - a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and the very exigencies of daily existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freedom.

  • By C. Kalvin on 07-06-17

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

This book needs to be a movie! loved it ! An epic adventure for an epic time!

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • One Man's Wilderness

  • An Alaskan Odyssey
  • By: Sam Keith, Richard Proenneke
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

To live in a pristine land unchanged by man... to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed... to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin... to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available... to be not at odds with the world but content with one's own thoughts and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Alaskan Read!

  • By Pamela M. on 10-10-14

Fascinating life !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

loved it! The day to day adventure of his life are amazing! I could not stop listening!