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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (1 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:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Terrifying...Eloquent...A heart-rending drama of human yearning. 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. Washington Post
  • Compelling and tragic...Hard to put down. San Francisco Chronicle
  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Martin | 5/16/2011

    " A great journey to the self. "

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