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Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.

Cora Allbright and her husband, Ernt, a recently returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.

At once an epic story of human survival and love and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women.

About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is an audiobook as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah's ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.

©2018 Kristin Hannah (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Lani
  • 02-20-18

Deep, thought provoking adventure

This is hands down one of the best contemporary fiction books I’ve had the privilege to listen to. Fabulous setting, deep characters and heartfelt stories. All masterly woven into a memorable experience. The narrator is superb. Can I give it 10 Stars?

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  • Prue
  • 02-16-18

wonderful novel

I thoroughly enjoyed and was entertained throughout, it had a great story line and narration was excellent 5 stars

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  • Margie
  • 02-23-18

One of the best!

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An excellent book - great plot and characters - one of the very best audible listens that I have purchased.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-18

loved it!

A great story, I didn't want it to end. Highly recommend this book. Great narration and characters.