Freedom (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

A 2022 Audie Award Finalist

A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe.

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

For much of a year, Junger and three friends—a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets—walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another.

In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
SJ
Sebastian Junger
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
03:06
hr min
RELEASED
2021
May 18
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
SIZE
162.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Recordersam ,

A beautiful marriage of storytelling and reporting

Junger once again weaves intimate storytelling with information, history, and the unspoken truths of society. It’s a story, it’s an expose, it’s a delving into history about topics that are both forgotten yet in our face all the time. As an American living in the northeast, I learn about things that I never knew but interact with daily. Lovely book.

kwiechelt ,

Great escape

I felt sadness and disappointment wash over me in the closing paragraph of this book. I did not want the journey to end.

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