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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (306,261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Sexton Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cliffs Notes Series Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781455888658
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The CliffsNotes study guide on Krakauer's Into the Wild supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Into the Wild. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Krakauer's Into the Wild. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Krakauer's Into the Wild, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. IN THIS AUDIOBOOK • Learn about the Life and Background of the author • Hear an Introduction to Into the Wild • Explore themes, character development, and recurring images in the Critical Commentaries • Learn new words from the Glossary at the end of the document • Examine in-depth Character Analyses • Acquire an understanding of Into the Wild with Critical Essays • Reinforce what you learn to further your study online at www.cliffsnotes.com Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yoojoonl | 2/15/2014

    " The story Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer intrigued me and told a story that reminded me of what I wanted to do when I was younger. However, his story was inspiring. It is about Chris who left college and donated all his money to charity. Then with his supplies he left and decided to wander around the world. The author tries to track down his story and fins people who met Chris. It tracks his story and his trek to Alaska. The book is amazing and he really spent time creating the story. I recommend this book to anyone who likes survival stories and if you enjoyed the book Hatchet then you will probably enjoy this story as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Link | 2/2/2014

    " Interesting life, how a misguided young man causes his own death through ignorance. Almost a romanticized view of American life, adventure in the wild, self reliant, and ultimately unwilling to accept one's own limitation in knowledge. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vikki | 2/2/2014

    " Really? Has to be the most boring and uninteresting book I have read yet. I only finished it because it was for a team challenge and had no time to pick another book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Clark | 2/1/2014

    " Into the Wild by John Krakauer is a story about the controversial young man Chris McCandless. He was from a wealthy family, about to go to law school and he was extremely intelligent. However, he decided that he would donate all of his possessions and travel around the country with little to nothing on him. He hitchhiked to the Alaskan wilderness, mostly unprepared for his journey, and was eventually found dead in an abandoned bus. The main conflict is Chris fighting nature when he enters Alaska Krakauer explores the controversy surrounding Chris and reveals his opinions on his actions. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book, Krakauer explores the motives behind Chris's journey to the wilderness, which I found remarkably intriguing. I Enjoyed how Krakauer supplemented Chris's story with his own tales of traveling to the Alaskan wilderness. I would strongly recommend this book. The way Krakauer reveals Chris's story and all of the controversy is well paced and incredibly interesting. However, this book is not devoid of flaws, the way Krakauer transitions from his own tales or Chris's story can sometimes fell awkward and out of place. Krakauer has a extremely descriptive style that benefits the story greatly, he has an immense range of vocabulary, however, the words never seem demeaning or daunting and most always make sense in context. This descriptive style is beneficial to this particular story, Krakauer can describe the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. Krakauer also has a very philosophical style of writing, he often will write passages that make me ponder life and society, such as, “The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure” ( Krakauer 57). It is extremely wonderful how Krakauer explores human nature and nature of society through Chris McCandless' story. Krakauer wants to demonstrate how we must follow our hearts, no matter what society thinks. Krakauer shows his support for Chris and his decision to leave the “normal” life and peruse his dreams. Chris's ego eventually brings his downfall, however Krakauer still respects Chris and his decisions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fonzie | 1/22/2014

    " Love this book. I think Krakauer did an excellent job of telling McCandless's story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avel | 1/20/2014

    " "Into the Wild" is not so much a book about the wilderness, as it is a book about what happens to mentally ill people. Chris McCandless was a sick twisted freak, but yet still normal in his upbringing and so his gullibility was justified by naivete. This book kept me turning the pages, even though we know the outcome. I thought the author did a good research job, even if we will never quite understand why a person seems compelled to go to such extreme measures to find themselves. I also thought it completely stupid, and kind of egotistical to think you can go into the wild totally unprepared and survive. You must respect the wilderness. I think he got what he was asking for, sadly. The book is worth a resounding five stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kar | 1/5/2014

    " I thought it was hard to understand so I didnt finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 12/29/2013

    " Interesting story and pretty well written, but the author is too kind to the subject, who was foolish and naive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 12/27/2013

    " Awesome story. Although the ending is sad, the content is uplifting in that a young man threw away his money and went on to pursue his dream, however negligible his actions may seem. I plan to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Hathaway | 12/13/2013

    " Fascinating story of young man's journey to enlightenment gone bad. Heartbreaking and beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 12/11/2013

    " Good book to read if you think it would be "fun" to go live off the land for a while. It makes me want to go out and try it sometime, but also makes you realize how hard it is and how much you have to be prepared. Very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 11/20/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! Krakauer made you feel like you on the clinbing the mountains and on the same journey across the country with Chris McCandless. Chris McCandles was an intersting man which lead me to want to know more and more about him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 11/16/2013

    " A tragic tail of an Emory graduate who is searching for the meaning of his life. Unfortunately, he is a too stubborn to head the advise of others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 11/11/2013

    " Intriguing story line, but it was just a so-so book. The lack of closure at the end was disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/7/2013

    " The book was really good and gave a lot of backround on Chris' s life and what he experienced before and aftee he left his hometown. However I did not like that there was a lot of stories of other peoples experiences in the wild I thought the author was trying to compete with Chris and his story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 8/23/2013

    " Although I had a hard time relating to the young man the writing was good and I couldn't put the book down. Jon Krakauer is always a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/5/2013

    " It was an interesting story, from an interesting perspective, however, I thought that there was a lot of filler to make the story long enough to be a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bo | 2/8/2013

    " When I read this 20 years ago I was blown away by the capacity of the human spirit and how amazing this journey of life is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 1/20/2013

    " Excellent read about a fascinating person...Alexander Supertramp!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 12/3/2012

    " Good travel book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Martin | 11/26/2012

    " My younger sister asked me to read this book. I need to say thank you for that... I loved this book and would definitely read it over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 11/8/2012

    " I normally really like Krakauer, but I think he over-identifies with McCandless and isn't able to write about him or explain his actions in an unbiased way in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Gu | 10/3/2012

    " Pretty good considering that it's part of the sophomore English curriculum. I liked this biography a lot, and learning about McCandless's reason for exploring the outside world was nice too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 9/14/2012

    " It's good for teaching. It's a fun read. It provokes a lot of thought. It leads you to the even better Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts. "

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About the Author
Author Adam Sexton

Adam Sexton is author of Master Class in Fiction Writing and editor of the anthologies Love Stories, Rap on Rap, and Desperately Seeking Madonna. He has written on art and entertainment for the New York Times and the Village Voice, and he has taught fiction writing and literature at New York University and Parsons School of Design. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, he lives in Brooklyn with his family.

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.