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 Kim on 24-03-18

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 Amazon Customer on 26-03-18

Enjoyable

Where does The Great Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the best, definitely not the worst

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

The descriptions of Alaska

Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favourite?

The mother - though she needed a shake

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither

Any additional comments?

Good insight into violent relationships

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carolina Miroslava on 21-03-18

Felt the last frontier

Sorry for the cheese but being a mountain cyclist I loved Alaska as a character.

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