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Into the Wild

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Philip Franklin

7 Hours 0 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

August 2007

Audio Book Summary

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...

"Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama wandering of human yearning."--The New York Times

"A narrative of arresting force. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give a look. It's gripping stuff."--The Washington Post

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  • Jenn A

    I love all Krakauer books! This one is one of my favorites. Excellent read!! I highly recommend it.

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  • Caroline S

    So here's my take on this book: Jon Krakauer is a great author and I've enjoyed his other books. This one was similar - exhaustively researched and very interesting. I liked the narrator too. The reason I gave this four stars was because even though I enjoyed the book, I found myself constantly annoyed by Chris McCandless, despite krakauer's best efforts. My opinion of him got slightly better as I learned more about him, especially right at the end of the book. But overall he still strikes me as a somewhat selfish dreamer with no grounding in reality. That said, the book was definitely interesting and kept my attention.

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  • Maggie M.

    Excellent read. I was unaware of the fact that the book was not just the story of Chris McCandless but includes the stories of other nomads as well which I found interesting. It seemed as though Krakauer was engaging in a bit of self exploration which I can appreciate because I think we all tend to do this to some degree, and also because I felt it made him more engaged in really researching and exploring every detail of McCandless' life and journey.

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  • Anonymous

    Such a great book

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  • Brian B.

    Great book!

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  • Adam H.

    Exceptionally interesting story.

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  • Jim B.

    The story of Christopher McCandless is polarising, but this book feels thoroughly researched, and is well read.

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  • Tristan D.

    Lovely. Stoic. Brave.

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  • Candie

    This is a terrific story of adventure and misfortune.

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  • Catherine T.

    Interesting and informative. Not just about McCandless but about the strange community of off-the-grid nomads and hermits

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