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Fueled by a passion for running dogs, Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod - the 1,180-mile sled-dog race through the Alaskan wilderness - in dangerous ignorance and with a fierce determination. For 17 days, he and his team of dogs endured blinding wind, snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, hallucinations - and the relentless push to go on. 

Winterdance is the enthralling account of a "stunning wilderness journey of discovery and transformation" (Chicago Tribune), lived and told by "the best author of man-against-nature adventures writing today" (Publishers Weekly).

©1994 Gary Paulsen (P)2019 Tantor

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a fine madness

a an ex musher, i relived my past, i hope one day my future. excellent book, get on the sled and go with him !

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  • 22-03-2020

too much cussing

great story, but way too much cussing. I won't listen to anymore of his books.

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  • Steven Kibe
  • 22-10-2019

Great story, rough language

This is a great story! We really enjoyed it and couldn’t stop listening! Perfect for a road trip. But I would say it is PG-13 rate due to the ‘rough’ language. I would not recommend listening to with young kids around.

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  • Julie Gilman
  • 29-08-2019

great book. performance is so-so, though.

great book. performance is so-so, though. better to read it than to listen to it.

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  • Cliente Kindle
  • 24-12-2020

Great listening

Masterpiece story of love for dogs and pristine nature . You cannot listen to these stories but from mushers. Sometimes moving to tears. Very well narrated

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  • Vicki Brown
  • 06-10-2020

Wow. Just, wow.

What a powerful story. I pictured every moment of the author with his dogs and feel like I got to really get a glimpse of what it is to be in the Iditarod. This is clearly written from the heart of a man who loves dogs - and maybe is at least part-dog himself.

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  • MTN Maddy
  • 29-09-2020

Great book!

Love the Iditarod and very much enjoyed this wonderful adventure. It takes a lot of commitment to take this on and make it work!

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  • Mary Ette Kramer
  • 23-07-2020

Funny, exciting read - laugh out loud funny

Funny and full of adventure. I have a new respect for the humans, and dogs who date to run the Iditarod.

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  • Josh Jones
  • 25-02-2020

Great all around

Great book. Great story. Great Narrator. I found it hard to put down from
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  • Jane barwise
  • 04-07-2019

Often funny, Sad, Entertaining

Brilliant book. For a husky owner who has huskys and dryland Bush's it was an enthralling read. The narrator does an excellent job of reading the story, to the point you do believe it's him retelling his memorys.

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