The Wild Truth

  • by Carine McCandless
  • Narrated by Carine McCandless, Matt Gardner, Shelly McCandless
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In April 1992, a young man named Chris McCandless walked into the Alaskan wilderness, where he survived for more than 100 days before perishing in an abandoned bus. For over 20 years his story has captivated millions, and yet only one person knew the truth behind his remarkable journey - until now.
Through a tumultuous childhood, the McCandless siblings clung to each other amidst a chaotic home life, forming a lifelong bond and an unbreakable trust. So when Chris abandoned nearly all of his possessions, cut off all family ties, and forged an anonymous existence on the road, Carine understood what drew Chris away from all he had known. Having to face her own truth and surmount some crushing obstacles in the absence of her beloved brother, Carine drew strength from his constant presence while forging ahead on her own unique journey.
A powerful and deeply personal story, The Wild Truth is both a revelatory glimpse into the life of Chris McCandless and the inspirational tale of one woman's resilience in the wake of unspeakable tragedy.

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Great listen!

Thought the book was pretty good but the best part was having the author narrate the book...she had a great voice and the emotion was sincere. I have always been very intrigued by the "Into The Wild" story.
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- SL

Not at all like Into the Wild!

If you liked Into the Wild for the philosophical/ideological reasons then this book is NOT for you!! It is simply a memoir of a family's life and the struggles that each child had growing up. Like MANY families, this family is dysfunctional and the children raised in that dysfunction resulted in adults struggling to find themselves. If you enjoy memoirs like this, then it's an interesting book. If you read this because of Into the Wild, then I do not recommend it!! I didn't even finish it.
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- Sandra Westphal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio