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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Hegland Narrator: Alison Elliott Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553753615
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Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.

Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society's fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.

Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale, Into the Forest is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking novel of hope and despair set in a frighteningly plausible near-future America.


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/19/2011

    " Another post-apocalyptic novel that I really enjoyed. Better get used to not having electricity. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 4/4/2011

    " Couldn't get into so I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veda | 3/26/2011

    " A short book, but a real page-turner. I loved that the ending was not predictable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briana | 3/19/2011

    " This book remains one of the most influential of my youth. It introduced me to the concept of self-sustainability in a youth-centric, fun-to-read way - definitely recommended, although may be more of a "chick book"! LOL "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/7/2011

    " A literary dystopia. Very fine writing. Sensitive treatment of characters and an almost dreamlike (not dreamy) ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 3/7/2011

    " A little weird--but by and large, it rung true for me. This story of two sisters, survivors of a quiet, gradual apocalypse, is actually a little unnerving because it's so easy to imagine it really happening. The writing was clear and precise and the ending was a perfect mix of triumph and sadness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malia | 3/1/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book. But there was one paragraph that threw me off... Why must that have been in it? I don't exactly see that as plausable. The rest of the story was very intruiging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ike | 2/7/2011

    " Pretty good read. Interesting take on post apocalyptic from a human perspective, but kind of a stupid ending. Great until the last chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimi | 1/27/2011

    " This is one of the few books I own that I have read more than once. I love it. "

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About the Author
Author Jean Hegland

Jean Hegland is the author of The Life Within: Celebration of a Pregnancy. She lives with her husband and three children in northern California on fifty-five acres of second-growth forest. She is at work on her next novel, which explores the issues of motherhood.

About the Narrator

Alison Elliott is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress, who is best known for her roles in feature films such as Underneath, The Spitfire Grill, The Wings of the Dove, and Birth.