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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Jenkins Narrator: Peter Jenkins and Rebekah Jenkins Publisher: Jenkins World Productions Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Over twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate went looking for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of Americans everywhere, sold over 1.8 million copies, and is still in print today.

Now, Peter is a bit older, married and a father of six children, and his journeys are much different than they were. All these years later he is still looking for adventure, inspiration, unspoiled land, and heroic human beings. Certainly, he found all of this and more in Alaska.

Looking for Alaska is Peter's account of eighteen months spent traveling over twenty thousand miles in tiny bush planes, on snow machines and snowshoes, in fishing boats and kayaks, on the Alaska Marine Highway and the Haul Road. Hearing and living the amazing stories of many Alaskans from Barrow to Craig, Seward to Deering, and everywhere in between, Peter gets to know this place in a way that only he can. His resulting portrait is a rare and unforgettable depiction of a dangerous and beautiful land and the people that call it home.

He also takes his family with him, renting a `home base' in Seward, Alaska, and coming and going from there. The way his family lived, how they made Alaska their home, is as much a part of this story as Peter's own travels. All in all, Jenkins delivers a memorable diary of discovery-both of this place that captures all our imaginations, and of himself, all over again.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/20/2014

    " I loved this book. One of the best things about it was Jenkins and his accepting way of describing all the people he met and found fascinating. I listened to the audio book and could hardly wait to get into my car so I could hear what happened next. I went right to my library and checked out "A Walk Across America." I always thought I might like to live in Alaska, as it seemed to have much in common with my favorite place the Upper Peninsula of MI. NOT! It does have some things in common, but Alaskans are Yoopers on mega doses of steroids. I definitely want to visit Alaska, in all seasons, but I think I'll pass on living there. Just a teensy too wild for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/17/2014

    " Loved the story, but I felt that the author was way too descriptive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathy Peters | 2/11/2014

    " Some of it was okay but overall I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karrel Buck | 1/31/2014

    " I didn't find this book as good as the others, but you know, sometimes you strike out "

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