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In April 1992, a young man named Chris McCandless walked into the Alaskan wilderness, where he survived for more than 100 days before perishing in an abandoned bus. For over 20 years his story has captivated millions, and yet only one person knew the truth behind his remarkable journey - until now.

Through a tumultuous childhood, the McCandless siblings clung to each other amidst a chaotic home life, forming a lifelong bond and an unbreakable trust. So when Chris abandoned nearly all of his possessions, cut off all family ties, and forged an anonymous existence on the road, Carine understood what drew Chris away from all he had known. Having to face her own truth and surmount some crushing obstacles in the absence of her beloved brother, Carine drew strength from his constant presence while forging ahead on her own unique journey.

A powerful and deeply personal story, The Wild Truth is both a revelatory glimpse into the life of Chris McCandless and the inspirational tale of one woman's resilience in the wake of unspeakable tragedy.

©2014 Carine McCandless (P)2014 Harper Collins Publishers

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Great listen!

Thought the book was pretty good but the best part was having the author narrate the book...she had a great voice and the emotion was sincere. I have always been very intrigued by the "Into The Wild" story.

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Not at all like Into the Wild!

If you liked Into the Wild for the philosophical/ideological reasons then this book is NOT for you!! It is simply a memoir of a family's life and the struggles that each child had growing up. Like MANY families, this family is dysfunctional and the children raised in that dysfunction resulted in adults struggling to find themselves. If you enjoy memoirs like this, then it's an interesting book. If you read this because of Into the Wild, then I do not recommend it!! I didn't even finish it.

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What a surprise!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I ordered this book wondering what l "truth" had been missing from Into the Wild. I ordered for curiosity sake and was pleasantly surprised by all I hadn't known after reading Jon Krakauer's book. I never expected to be touched so deeply and personally by this book. For me, it was exactly what I needed to read, exactly at this point in my life. I hope you enjoy it equally but if not I'm sure it will enlighten you. Makes me want to reread Into The Wild. Actually makes me NEED to reread Into The Wild.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wild Truth?

Absolutely

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Yes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Nothing. It was honest.

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Wasn't anything to write home about personally. It was just that, okay. I hoped it would be more about Chris & his life, but it was bits about Chris & 90% about his sister & her life, thoughts & so on. No, I would not recommend this one to friends not would I buy it again after knowing the book.

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Childhood’s Shadows

Having lived through a dysfunctional childhood, McCandless colors in the broken lines of her family’s history. While it fails to satisfy the “why” of her brother’s tragic choices, it does give us an understanding greater than that of “Into The Wild.”

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interesting

The rest of the story gives you such an insight into his reasoning very complicated



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Thank you!

God bless you and your wonderful family!! You have touched my heart. With love and respect,
John R Newton
Peace

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What a tough book this must have been to write. Very emotional journey but one that needed to be told.

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Why did I keep reading? 👎🏼

This book had nothing to do with Chris McCandless? It felt more like a revenge book of hate from his sister towards their parents. I was expecting some personal notes from Chris that may have been found in his backpack or new discoveries in the bus that expressed his suffering and trials while attempting to survive. Instead this book is all about Carine blaming everyone else for every problem in her life. She’s a bit crazy. The book is full of drama for sure but not the kind I was hoping for.

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Imperative.

If you read into the wild, I highly suggest the wild truth by Carine McCandless, it’s an absolutely essential half of the story.