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    • Into the Wild

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book that Never Left Me

    • By Craig Mitchell on 08-07-07

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Into Thin Air

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,004
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,301

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible. Horrifying. Amazing.

    • By karen on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Under the Banner of Heaven

    • A Story of Violent Faith
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,778
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553

    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes you think

    • By Ashley on 04-06-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Prophet's Prey

    • My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints
    • By: Sam Brower, Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jonah Cummings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 738
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652

    Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible Story of the FLDS

    • By Steve on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $20.27

    • Missoula

    • Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960

    From best-selling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana - stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Without Consent

    • By Cynthia on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Eiger Dreams

    • Ventures Among Men and Mountains
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories of rock climbing and mountain men

    • By Martin on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Where Men Win Glory

    • The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741

    The best-selling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, painful narration

    • By Daniel on 09-23-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Into Thin Air

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Zina on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Classic Krakauer

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In these fascinating essays, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • <br />great book

    • By TScales on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Under the Banner of Heaven

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 515
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book I've downloaded all year

    • By Theodore Mann on 02-26-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Here is Jon Krakauer's portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander's life and career, from his theories on a timeless "pattern language" that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously more livable and more beautiful, to his belief that architecture is correctly viewed as a powerful social instrument; from his on-site drafting techniques to his design process that, like a cocoon, shapes a building from the inside out.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not the one you want

    • By Jenn on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Three Cups of Deceit

    • How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 258

    Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children's crusader, and he's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself. This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How Greg Mortenson F**ked w/ the Wrong Journalist!

    • By Shiran on 03-06-13

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Eiger Dreams

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, Krakauer explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, Eiger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Where Krakauer got his start...

    • By Steve Anderson on 01-03-05

    Regular price: $15.93

    • High Exposure

    • An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
    • By: David B. Breashears, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Michael Gross
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    The story of the famed large format cinematographer, adventurer, and mountaineer whose terrifying experiences on Mount Everest during the deadly 1996 season became the defining moment of his life. By 1995, David Breashears had already twice reached Mt. Everest's summit. Then he faced the greatest challenge of his life: to scale the 29,028-foot peak, hauling the giant IMAX® camera to film the large format film, Everest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book (but print copy may be a better choice)

    • By Steve Anderson on 01-03-05

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Into Thin Air

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book...

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Loving Them to Death

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Death and Anger on Everest

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Mark Foo's Last Ride

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Fred Beckey Is Still on the Loose

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Living Under the Volcano

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $1.39

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