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    • Into the Wild

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating true story

    • By Red Dirt Nurse on 31-03-2019

    Non-member price: $38.96

    • Into Thin Air

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I feel like I have just climbed Everest!

    • By Tonya on 21-11-2016

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Under the Banner of Heaven

    • A Story of Violent Faith
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and Addictive

    • By Nelson C on 11-03-2016

    Non-member price: $40.91

    • Under the Banner of Heaven

    • A Story of Violent Faith
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    Non-member price: $28.91

    • High Exposure

    • An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
    • By: David B. Breashears, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Michael Gross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The story of the famed large format cinematographer, adventurer, and mountaineer whose terrifying experiences on Mount Everest during the deadly 1996 season became the defining moment of his life. By 1995, David Breashears had already twice reached Mt. Everest's summit. Then he faced the greatest challenge of his life: to scale the 29,028-foot peak, hauling the giant IMAX® camera to film the large format film, Everest.

    Non-member price: $25.39

    • Missoula

    • Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    From best-selling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana - stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One sided but informative.

    • By alan on 24-02-2017

    Non-member price: $46.14

    • Eiger Dreams

    • Ventures Among Men and Mountains
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb.

    Non-member price: $35.89

    • Classic Krakauer

    • 'Mark Foo's Last Ride,' 'After the Fall,' and Other Essays from the Vault
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In these fascinating essays, Jon Krakauer shows why he is considered one of the finest investigative journalists of our time. The articles, gathered together here for the first time, take us from an otherworldly cave in New Mexico to the heights of Mt. Everest; from the foot of the volcano Mt. Ranier to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska; from the notebook of one Fred Becky, who has catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo.

    • 'Mark Foo's Last Ride,' 'After the Fall,' and Other Essays from the Vault
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 27-02-2018
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Non-member price: $29.26

    • Eiger Dreams

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, Krakauer explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has himself battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, Eiger.

    Non-member price: $23.11

    • Death and Anger on Everest

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • Three Cups of Deceit

    • How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children's crusader, and he's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself. This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.

    Non-member price: $10.24

    • In die Wildnis

    • Allein nach Alaska
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Julian Mehne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen. Verfilmt wurde der Stoff von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

    Non-member price: $30.21

    • Living Under the Volcano

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • Fred Beckey Is Still on the Loose

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • After the Fall

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • Loving Them to Death

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • Mark Foo's Last Ride

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • Descent to Mars

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • Embrace the Misery

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

    • Gates of the Arctic

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This classic essay from Jon Krakauer is now available as an unabridged audiobook download. This essay is also included in the Classic Krakauer collection. From the best-selling author of Missoula and Into the Wild: a selection of the singular investigative journalism that made Krakauer famous, covering topics from avalanches on Mt. Everest to a volcano in Washington state; from a wilderness therapy program for teens to an extraordinary cave in New Mexico so unearthly that is used by NASA to better understand Mars.

    Non-member price: $1.94

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