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by | Read by Campbell Scott

Contemporary Culture • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1992

This is the courageous story of a young man's quest for adventure in the Alaskan wilderness and his eventual death as he surrenders to its power. Jon Krakauer faithfully recounts Chris McCandless's nomadic life through interviews with those who knew him; snippets of McCandless's journal; and gripping, personal narrative. Campbell Scott's characterizations of the many townsfolk and friends are splendid. Particularly notable is the apparent ease with which he switches from the narrator's steady delivery to a difficult combination of Scottish and Pennsylvania Dutch as Ron Franz. This audiobook not only tells a good story, but also teaches us a valuable maxim: "Nothing is more damaging to an adventurous spirit . . . than a secure future." R.A.P. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT 96]



Retail pak • Random House Audio • 1995

CS ISBN 0679405254 $18.00 • Two cassettes

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