• 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
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (344 ratings)

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Classic Krakauer

By: Jon Krakauer
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's summary

Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism.

His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo.

Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian—all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop—Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

©2018 Jon Krakauer (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“Krakauer is a masterly writer and reporter.” —The New York Times Book Review

"A first-rate journalist." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Krakauer is an extremely gifted storyteller as well as a relentlessly honest and evenhanded journalist." —Elle