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Publisher's Summary

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.
Cora Allbright and her husband, Ernt, a recently returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.
At once an epic story of human survival and love and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women.
About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is an audiobook as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah's ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.
©2018 Kristin Hannah (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Marlieke on 05-11-18

Loved iT

I really loved this story. The narrator spoke a little too fast for me though, but performed the story very well. I highly recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matthias Meier on 04-30-18

Awesome Story

great story that sucks you in and doesn't let you stop listening. the 15 hours don't feel long at all

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim on 03-24-18

Gripping

One of the best books I’ve read in years. Stayed up all night long listening to it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dolly w on 05-09-18

Stick with it

This book was recommended to me by a few friends. For the first few chapters I thought I had wasted my money. The story felt dull and I didn't enjoy the narrators voice. Then about an hour in it hooked me and I loved it. An epic tale.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Prue on 02-16-18

wonderful novel

I thoroughly enjoyed and was entertained throughout, it had a great story line and narration was excellent 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 04-11-18

So good, really....

What did you like most about The Great Alone?

the astounding ability of Kristin Hannah to evoke the nature of the environment in which the story is set. I want to go there, I want to live there...

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Alone?

Going back to Alaska, toward the end

Which scene did you most enjoy?

this may seem crazy but the scene when mum was dying and daughter was there, talking and being with her, despite everything. I have experienced this, with my husband and the scene evoked some deeply poignant memories, sad yes but beautiful.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Always be prepared, always.

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