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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John McPhee Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781461811435
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Those who have traveled into America's only remaining frontier rarely come back out the same. Only in Alaska can we come close to understanding what our forefathers must have felt upon their arrival in the New World. McPhee brings to this narrative the qualities that have distinguished him in the field of travel literature-tolerance, brisk, and entertaining prose, and a fascination with things most of us never bother to notice. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 7/23/2011

    " ...had just moved to alaska....perfect timing.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/3/2011

    " This man has written so many good books and guided so many contemporary writers I want to go back in time and attend Princeton where he teaches and just sit in and listen to him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 4/12/2011

    " I read this book just before coming to Alaska when I was about your age, Greta. It was very interesting and had something to do with why I came to Alaska. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sari Lynn | 3/29/2011

    " My first John McPhee book, read at the suggestion of my neighbor & friend Jean, whose daughter, Lily, is profiled in the book.

    3 1/2 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ty | 8/18/2010

    " A little long for McPhee. Feels more dated than most of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/8/2010

    " alaska and alaskans are amazing and insane. for the most part, i loved the intriguing and frightening stories about the great wild north. however, towards the end i got a little tired of the writing style and a few of the narratives were rather dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/27/2010

    " John Mcphee is one of my favorite 5 authors. He writes about nature but has wonderful writing style "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/16/2010

    " This was my introduction to my new home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KL | 11/18/2009

    " This book is ridiculously good. I had a dream last night that I got into a fight with someone about John McPhee's methodology. It was a grisly battle. I won. "

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About the Author
Author John McPhee

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with the New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. The same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with FSG, and followed with several others.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.