Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure (Unabridged) Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure (Unabridged)

Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure. Pencil and notebook at the ready, Hoagland set out to explore and write about one of the last truly wild territories remaining on the face of the earth: Alaska.

From the Arctic Ocean to the Kenai Peninsula, the backstreet bars of Anchorage to the Yukon River, Hoagland traveled the “real” Alaska from top to bottom. Here he documents not only the flora and fauna of America’s last frontier, but also the extraordinary people living on the fringe. On his journey he chronicles the lives of an astonishing and unforgettable array of prospectors, trappers, millionaire freebooters, drifters, oilmen, Eskimos, Indians, and a remarkably kind and capable frontier nurse named Linda.

In his foreword, novelist Howard Frank Mosher describes Edward Hoagland’s memoir as “the best book ever written about America’s last best place.” In the tradition of Twain’s Life on the Mississippi and Jonathan Rabin’s Old Glory, with a beautiful love story at its heart, this is an American masterpiece from a writer hailed by the Washington Post as “the Thoreau of our times.”

GENRE
Biography
NARRATOR
DR
David Rapkin
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:56
hr min
RELEASED
2013
27 August
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
368
MB

Customer Reviews

IainFP ,

Very disappointing

Really disappointed with this, lacks any direction(bad pun?), just a rambling pointless narrative. First audiobook that I've given up on.

jimbob1961 ,

Alaskan Travels: Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure (Unabridged)

A very well descriptive book, bring the last frontier alive. He describes Alaska and the people of this wild and beautiful land in a very descriptive and revealing narrative. Well worth a listen

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