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North to the Night

A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic
Narrated by: Robert Brown
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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In June 1994, Alvah Simon and his wife, Diana, set off in their 36-foot sailboat to explore the hauntingly beautiful world of icebergs, tundra, and fjords lying high above the Arctic Circle. Four months later, unexpected events would trap Simon alone on his boat, frozen in ice 100 miles from the nearest settlement, with the long polar night stretching into darkness for months to come.

With his world circumscribed by screaming blizzards and marauding polar bears and his only companion a kitten named Halifax, Simon withstands months of crushing loneliness, sudden blindness, and private demons. Trapped in a boat buried beneath the drifting snow, he struggles through the perpetual darkness toward a spiritual awakening and an understanding of the forces that conspired to bring him there. He emerges five months later a transformed man.

Simon's powerful, triumphant story combines the suspense of Into Thin Air with a crystalline, lyrical prose to explore the hypnotic draw of one of Earth's deepest and most dangerous wildernesses.

©1998 Alvah Simon (P)2014 New Street Communications, LLC

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A masterpiece, beautifully told

I'm so glad Alvah Simon's masterpiece NORTH TO THE NIGHT is finally available as an audiobook. Robert Brown does a splendid job of narrating Simon's riveting tale of his time in the arctic twilight. Love it. Highly recommended.

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Full of Adventure!

This story is a uniquely awesome experience that will challenge you to live a more purposeful life.

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Worth Listening To

A great piece of story for those in search of an Arctic Adventure. Many challenges and frustrating moments, but true humanity and awareness for the wild was found and peace was gained.

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incredible demonstration of human courage and ing

very difficult to even take a break from listening, a compelling narrative that comes alive with vivid images from a land unknown to most all of earth's inhabitants.

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Note worthy

What a wonderful story, full stop. If you're yearning, this may give you the courage to yearn no more and go find what it is you haven't yet...

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Awesome adventure story!

in an avid sailor and consider myself adventurous, so this book was awesome! definitely recommend

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Powerful

Great story. Writer tells his journey with honesty. Only one detail did not feel true. But who am I to judge after he bared his soul with such abandon ? Well done. Great insights into the dark night of the soul.