A Lap Around Alaska: An AlCan Adventure

Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Find out what it's really like to cross 1,400 miles of the Alaskan Highway and travel some of the loneliest and most spectacular parts of America and Canada, all without leaving the comfort of your easy chair. 

Join author Shawn Inmon and his 20-year-old Subaru Outback on his epic solo road trip through British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska. Part personal odyssey, part travel memoir, take an expedition into one of North America’s last remaining wildernesses. If you dream of packing up your four-wheeler, your snow boots and camera, and setting off to explore the wilderness, A Lap Around Alaska will give you a rare glimpse into the Land of the Midnight Sun, of moose, bear, and bald eagles, of monumental glaciers and scenery so staggering it brings tears to your eyes. 

If you hunger for adventure and want to discover untouched beauty and to experience the majesty of the pristine North for yourself - Shawn saved the passenger seat just for you. This book also includes two bonus memoirs of life in Alaska in the 1970s - My First Alaskan Summer and My Matanuska Summer.

©2017 Shawn Inmon (P)2018 Shawn Inmon
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Brought Back Many Memories

Thank you for writing this book! We traveled the AlCan moving, sadly, from Alaska after 11 wonderful years. Your writing and reading made me laugh, see my Alaska in my mind, and feel deep gratitude.

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Almost like taking the drive myself!

I've been to Alaska a few times on business and have enjoyed it each time. Shawn does a great job of telling us his own experiences with his road trip and earlier times in this beautiful state, and his story also serves to make me remember my own experiences there. I actually have been to one of the places Shawn mentions in the book, Delta Junction, twice on a business trip to the adjoining US Army base, Fort Greeley. It is some beautiful country, no matter what time of year you go there. Shawn's storytelling abilities and descriptive language make you feel like you're there with him, but it also makes you want to just get in the car and drive there right now. Gary's narration is superb as usual, and he does a fantastic job of making the scenery come alive with his voice. Definitely a great book to read, and I highly recommend it!

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Great audiobook

This was such an easy listen. It's part memoir and part travel guide. I also really enjoyed the 2 "free" short stories at the end of the book.

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Fun Listen!

I really enjoyed listening to this, especially Shawn's fourteen-year-old summer with his brother. He is such an excellent storyteller and Gary was the perfect narrator of his tales. I am looking forward to listening to his other travelogue, A Lap Across America.