• Looking for Alaska

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,131 ratings)

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Looking for Alaska

By: John Green
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
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Publisher's summary

Now a Hulu Limited Series!

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the number one best-selling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A New York Times Best Seller
A USA Today Best Seller
NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels
TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time
A PBS Great American Read Selection
Millions of copies sold!

First drink. First prank. First friend. First love. Last words.

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps”. Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked number one best-selling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.

©2008 John Green (P)2019 Listening Library

Critic reviews

"What sets this novel apart is the brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring voice of Miles Halter." (Chicago Tribune)

"A gem of modern literature." (Guardian)

"What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green’s mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge’s voice." (Kirkus)

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