Download Audiobook Classic Krakauer: ‘Mark Foo’s Last Ride,’ ‘After the Fall,’ and Other Essays from the Vault by Jon Krakauer in English

Classic Krakauer: 'Mark Foo's Last Ride,' 'After the Fall,' and Other Essays from the Vault


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Spanning a unprecedented vary of topics and places, these 10 gripping essays present why Jon Krakauer is taken into account a standard-bearer of recent journalism. His items take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a giant chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by obvious sadists to an otherworldly collapse New Mexico, studied by NASA to higher perceive Mars; from the pocket book of 1 Fred Beckey, who catalogued the best unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the final days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing collectively work initially printed in such magazines as The New Yorker, Exterior, and Smithsonian – all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring intuition for storytelling and scoop – Basic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the creator’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless seek for reality.