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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: December 2003 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 Karrel Buck | 1/31/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 1/31/2014

    " There are not enough stars in the WORLD to give this book!! It did nothing other than increase my already incredible desire to go to Alaska. Someday... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Florence | 1/25/2014

    " I liked Alaska better before I knew that Sarah Palin was the governor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/18/2014

    " I enjoyed reading about Alaska and the rugged people that live there. Most of the adventure in the book are told second hand to the author. My favorite travel logs are when the author themselves are writing about their own experiences of romance and risk, rather then just relating stories of others (such as this authors earlier book "A walk across America") The author is now older and safer, taking his family in tow and promoting his eldest daughters writing. Still worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/15/2014

    " Awesome. A great read for anyone who is interested in Alaska. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/13/2014

    " Met one of the people portrayed in this book while actually flying to Alaska. The state captured my heart and this book will always have very personal wonderful memories for me since I read it after my journey "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/1/2014

    " I love Alaska. We're hoping to spend a few years there sometime after my step-son graduates. Jenkins draws you and and makes you feel like you're a companion on his travels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Smith | 12/9/2013

    " I think of Alaska as the last Frontier of our great country. Peter did a great job of describing the land and the people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/2/2013

    " I live in Alaska so it's sometimes fun to read a book written about my state by someone visiting. This is a good book for those who want the romanticized version of the 49th state. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 10/5/2013

    " Read this book in preparation for my trip to Alaska. Interesting to read his version of some of the same towns I visited. Made me want to be hardier. Loved his insight into various Alaskans he & his family encountered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 9/26/2013

    " Done. This book was interesting, but there were a lot of paragraphs in need of editing....and honestly, being a writer's daughter does not qualify you to be a good writer. I cringed through Rebekah's stuff. Great book if you are thinking of running off to AK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 6/29/2013

    " Didnt really think i would enjoy this book as much as I did, as I have no interest in living in Alaska..ever. The stories of people and their lives there are intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Johnston | 5/29/2013

    " Thought it was great since we were moving to Alaska soon... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 4/11/2013

    " This book hooked me before we even moved up there. Then it was fun going through our daily Alaskan lives putting the pieces of this book together in real life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/1/2013

    " Inspired me to write travel logs and move to Alaska. Neither of which have I actually done, but then again, I am not dead yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 11/26/2012

    " Looking for Alaska was a little slow to pick up for me, but after about 100 pages in, it became very captivating. I especially loved the stories of Peter's adventures during the winter. I can only hope to have some similar experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/8/2012

    " A great book about Alaska from a temporary resident's perspective. He does he best to gather a variety of viewpoints and writes lovingly about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/16/2012

    " Made me want to go to Alaska, and see God's creation. Peter Jenkins descriptions of people fishing, close encounters with bears, and living so far from conveniences was very interesting. I think I like stories that show a will to survive and thrive in harsh conditions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 1/4/2012

    " I learned that impulsivity can look attractive but result in sadness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/26/2011

    " reading to prepare for my trip to Alaska in Sept. nice glimpse into the interesting lives of Alaskans- wow! makes life in New Jersey feel like day care. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Gregory | 5/29/2011

    " Best book I've read for outsider's wanting to know what it's like to live in Alaska. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren Pagnard | 4/26/2011

    " Not my kind of book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/7/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 1/18/2011

    " I've a fondness for adventure books and Peter Jenkins always delivers. His sense of adventure is alive and well and his ability to introduce his readers to the people he encounters on his journeys is unique and refreshing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/17/2011

    " This is a very interesting account of Peter Jenkins time spent exploring and living in Alaska with his wife and family. He travels all over Alaska, exploring different areas and lifestyles during his time there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 12/30/2010

    " I love Alaska. We're hoping to spend a few years there sometime after my step-son graduates. Jenkins draws you and and makes you feel like you're a companion on his travels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/13/2010

    " I live in Alaska so it's sometimes fun to read a book written about my state by someone visiting. This is a good book for those who want the romanticized version of the 49th state. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 8/12/2010

    " Made me want to go to Alaska, and see God's creation. Peter Jenkins descriptions of people fishing, close encounters with bears, and living so far from conveniences was very interesting. I think I like stories that show a will to survive and thrive in harsh conditions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/17/2010

    " Interesting snippets about life in Alaska. A unique snapshot of the unique people who make up this great place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/18/2010

    " Great read, wonderful perspective on Alaska with real depth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 11/29/2009

    " I learned that impulsivity can look attractive but result in sadness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 11/1/2009

    " I didn't finish it all the way. But the beginning is good - should finish it sometime. Very cool pictures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 9/17/2009

    " Nowhere near as good as Walk Across America, but now not only do I miss Cooper, but I also need to visit Alaska. "

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