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  • Into the Wild

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and cautionary.

  • By @Scattered_Laura on 17-09-12

Compelling, but....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-11

A compelling story, but the narration is sadly lack-lustre. As full a story of events as you are likely to get regarding the enigmatic young man that was 'Alex Supertramp'. Be prepared for a little self-indulgence from the author who clearly associates with his subject, for better or worse.

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