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The Great Alone

Lu par : Julia Whelan
Durée : 15 h et 2 min
4,1 out of 5 stars (7 notations)

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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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  • Marlieke
  • 11/05/2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19/09/2020

Atmospheric and emotional

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The reader's voice portrayed the characters so well. Wonderful descriptions of an isolated, beautiful part of the world and the dangers and belligerence that haunted a family. At the center of it all, is love in all it's naivety, trust, and forgiveness. Promises kept and broken and a haunting tale of resilience and hope. I would certainly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15/08/2020

Captivating

This is a book about family relationships and toxicity intertwined with love and the complications that cause broken lives. It’s a book about self-sacrificing love and the power we have a people to achieve this, even in the face of great adversity. It’s an ode to place and a people whose way of live differs so from modern culture and lifestyle, yet has its own beauty in hardship. It’s was wonderful and heartbreaking and frightening and inspiring....

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  • azura278
  • 18/04/2020

Beautiful

I struggled to finish this around the 25th Chapter and almost gave it up but then was pleasantly surprised with the last part. All in all an enriching read.

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  • Michele Russell
  • 07/04/2020

Apt title during covid 19 isolation

As a person who grew up on the rugged West Coast of Tasmania this had an immediate appeal. It’s the ultimate love story but with so much more. It’s an insight into a community and way of life that few will understand appreciate or simply ever be a part of.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17/03/2020

Wow!!!

Such a wonderful, powerful and emotional book!! I couldn’t leave it until it ended. I had a strong experience while reading it.

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  • Latifa
  • 06/10/2019

Nice novel

Very nice written novel. Readers could imagine the life and wild in Alaska and that because it was well described by the author. I think it is a little bit long and could be shorter.

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  • Isabel Geldenhuys
  • 07/09/2019

I loved this book!

I could not stop listening to this story till it was finished. It took me to an unexpected land an beautiful era. The story and narrator blended well together and a voice I could well listen to. I am sorry it has ended! Absolutely worth the read!

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  • John Kidd
  • 03/07/2019

awesome book

As a man who lives in country victoria I was spellbound by the description of Alaska. It really sounds like an amazing place.

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  • Maritza
  • 28/06/2019

simply incredible

I absolutely loved it. this story is especially beautiful compared to most books I've been reading recently. it shines for its thrilling seenes and the vast description environment. it's one of those books you can't keep your eyes from. it made me cry, it made me rage, it made me daydream about love and family. but most importantly it made me realize that there are so many nuances of love in every relationship. I recommend this book 100% and I can most definitely say it's become one of my favourites.

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  • It's me!
  • 29/04/2019

Spannend und ziemlich schonunglos

"The Great Alone" ist vor allem eine Abenteuergeschichte. Und diese ist KH auch wirklich gut gelungen, denn sie schreibt aus eigener Erfahrung. Durch die Erzählung bekommt man Lust auf Natur, Stille und Alaska. Die Geschichte hat viele überraschende und unvorhersehbare Wendungen, die Protagonisten hätten etwas dreidimensionaler gestaltet werden können. Trotzdem war ich voll dabei. Ich musste mich ziemlich über Lennies Eltern aufregen und deren rücksichtsloses Verhalten. Vor allem Lennies Mutter, die sich und Ihren Mann wieder und wieder und wieder über das Wohlergehen der eigenen Tochter gestellt hat. Aber solche Menschen gibt es halt leider...

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  • Silke Sonnenschein
  • 08/02/2019

Gewaltig gefühlvoll

Ich höre wirklich viele Hörbücher aber ein Vergleichbares zu Great Alone war noch nicht dabei! Spannend, wie sich die Familie entwickelt, Gewalt, Frauenpower, die Beschreibungen der beeindruckenden Landschaft, Schicksalsschläge, Liebe, der Gemeinschaftssinn eigentlich viel zu viel für ein Buch. Aber es ergibt alles einen Sinn! absolut empfehlenswert!

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  • Haejin Dubaj
  • 25/12/2019

Too much drama

I struggled to finish it. The story is for my taste too overly elaborated and has too many dramatic incidents. But Julia Whelan read it really well.

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  • Alexandra S Rome
  • 07/05/2019

Loved it!

This was my first Kristin Hannah book, but I’ve listened to many read by Julia Whelan, whose a great narrator. I loved this book. Amazing character portraits and I could imagine the Alaskan scene perfectly. I didn’t want to stop listening.

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  • Uwe
  • 19/01/2020

Captivating

Captivating adventure in Alaska that not only describes the psyche of a young girl living with the reality of an abusive father, but juxtaposing her experience of the vast natural beauty of Alaska.

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  • Domi
  • 17/12/2019

Great and moving story

This story is an adventure you should not miss - with many surprising turns. There were tears in my eyes more than once!

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  • Selicor
  • 16/12/2018

Literarischer Fast Food

Ich habe das Buch ausgewählt, weil ich etwas gesucht habe, mit einem ähnlichen Thema wie Educated von Tara Westover. Dieses Buch erschien in den Empfehlungen und ist die totale Enttäuschung. Direkt nach Educated fällt besonders drastisch auf, wie langweilig und banal die Sprache in The Great Alone ist. Die Personen haben keine Tiefe und entwickeln sich nicht, sie werden als Klischees lieblos hingekleistert. Eigentlich sind die Väter in beiden Büchern ganz ähnliche Typen. Beide haben psychische Probleme, beide tendieren zu Gewalt, leiden an Paranoia, richten sich auf ein Endzeitszenario ein und zwingen ihren Familien ihre irrationalen Entscheidungen auf. Aber hier kommt bei mir Ärger auf, wenn der Sprecher in melodramatischem Ton flachen, unglaubwürdigen Kitsch vorliest. Streckenweise ist das Buch durchaus spannend, aber ich werde immer wieder aus dem Leseerlebnis herauskatapultiert, wenn wieder eine an den Haaren herbeigezogene Szene kommt. ‚So ein Schmarrn,‘ ist der Gedanke, der sich mir dauernd aufdrängt. Schade um die Zeit und das Geld! Schade auch um eine eigentlich vielversprechende Geschichte, die lausig umgesetzt ist. Hohe Verkaufszahlen sind einfach keine Garantie für ein gutes Buch.

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  • Johanna
  • 14/08/2018

Liebesdrama das sich zieht.

Leider sind die Charaktere unglaubwürdig und entweder gut und naiv oder böse. Lennie scheint sich über die ganze Geschichte hin nicht zu entwickeln.

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  • Montserrat Basegana-Mueller
  • 24/10/2018

Life in the wilderness, survival and love

Rough, tough and harsh and heartwarming at the same time. A great book where the need of survival in the wilderness, friendship, love and passion blend.