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3.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 5 3.92 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Krakauer Narrator: Philip Franklin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780739358054
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • Engrossing...with a telling eye for detail, Krakauer has captured the sad saga of a stubborn, idealistic young man. Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • It may be nonfiction, but Into the Wild is a mystery of the highest order. Entertainment Weekly
  • Compelling and tragic...Hard to put down. San Francisco Chronicle
  • 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. Washington Post
  • Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama of human yearning. New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 7/26/2017

    " I read/listened to this book because I wanted to hear different people's testimonies of their attraction to nature and the simple, contemplative life. The book is full of sensitive wisdom and insights into these themes. I found much of the book compelling and parts of it a little disturbing – especially what seemed to me lack of consideration (or perhaps some selfishness) on the part of the protagonist towards his family. "

  • 2.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 5 Jonathan | 7/24/2017

    " I'm not sure what to make of it. The book was well written and inspiring, but a little depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mshodes | 5/22/2011

    " I loved how at times you thought "this guy is an idiot" and other times you found him so inspirational. Krakauer did a lot of research to track down the people he ran into during his journey, I was impressed with that. I thought it was an interesting portrait of a very unique guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 He-who-must-not-be-named | 5/17/2011

    " I feel as if I like this more than most people do. Yet another case of the book being better than the movie even though the movie is pretty good too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kuryakin007 | 5/16/2011

    " Krakauer's style is always interesting, but he injected too much of his own story into this one -- yes, there are many parallels about the hubris shared by both, but I didn't feel it belonged into this store. Took away from the dynamics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 5/16/2011

    " A great journey to the self. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/15/2011

    " incredible read! Also enjoyed the tie-in with excerpts from other writers & climbers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 5/12/2011

    " Marked it by accident, haven't read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebastian | 5/12/2011

    " One of my favorite books, just finished reading it again. Movie...em, ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dot | 5/11/2011

    " Un libro increible con el que puedes reflexionar de la verdadera naturaleza del hombre, un viaje increible por Alaska, totalmente recomendado. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 5/9/2011

    " Its the kind of book you read and wish you had done what he did minus the dying part. It was asigned in college as required reading and it was well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 5/9/2011

    " Excellent book, and way better than the movie. There are pictures of the camp which gave a great visual on what he was experiencing and his personal journal entries gave me goosebumps. "

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About the Author
Author Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer is the preeminent writer of narrative nonfiction. His numerous bestsellers include Under the Banner of Heaven, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air. He is editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.