• Loving Them to Death

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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

This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection.

From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

In these fascinating essays - first published in the pages of The New Yorker, Outside, Smithsonian, and Rolling Stone, among others - Jon Krakauer shows why he is considered one of the finest investigative journalists of our time. The articles, gathered together here for the first time, take us from an otherworldly cave in New Mexico to the heights of Mt. Everest; from the foot of the volcano Mt. Ranier to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska; from the notebook of one Fred Becky, who has catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. These extraordinary articles are unified by the author's passion for nature and unrelenting search for truth.

©2018 Jon Krakauer (P)2018 Random House Audio

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This Shouldn't be Sold as a Book

I love John Krakauer and was anticipating a series of essays according to the "Publisher's Summary." However, all that loaded up were three chapters (one only 13 seconds long) that totaled about 1 and 1/2 hours, all on the same incident. I'm not sure what the person who authored the Publisher's Summary listened to, but it isn't what they are selling here.

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