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Into the wild [electronic resource] / Jon Krakauer.

Krakauer, Jon. (Author). Franklin, Philip. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781415944899 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 141594489X (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 7:07:33.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Philip Franklin.
Summary, etc.: Soon to be a major motion picture; directed by Sean Penn, starring Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, William Hurt, and Marcia Gay Harden. 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. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 102405 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: McCandless, Christopher Johnson, 1968-1992.
Adventure and adventurers > United States > Biography.
Wayfaring life > Alaska.
Wayfaring life > West (U.S.)
Hitchhiking > Alaska.
Hitchhiking > West (U.S.)
Alaska > Biography.
West (U.S.) > Biography.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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