The great alone Kristin Hannah.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: It is 1974 when Leni Allbright's impulsive father Ernt decides the family is moving to Alaska. But the Alaskan winter is just as unforgiving as Ernt, and life quickly becomes a struggle for survival.
    • Notes:
      Read by Julia Whelan.
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      Compact discs.
      Title from disc surface.
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    • ABNT:
      HANNAH, K.; WHELAN, J. The great alone. Unabridged. [s. l.]: Macmillan Audio, 2018. ISBN 9781427212689. Disponível em: Acesso em: 19 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hannah K, Whelan J. The Great Alone. Unabridged. Macmillan Audio; 2018. Accessed September 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hannah, K., & Whelan, J. (2018). The great alone (Unabridged.). Macmillan Audio.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hannah, Kristin, and Julia Whelan. 2018. The Great Alone. Unabridged. Macmillan Audio.
    • Harvard:
      Hannah, K. and Whelan, J. (2018) The great alone. Unabridged. Macmillan Audio. Available at: (Accessed: 19 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hannah, K & Whelan, J 2018, The great alone, Unabridged., Macmillan Audio, viewed 19 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hannah, Kristin, and Julia Whelan. The Great Alone. Unabridged., Macmillan Audio, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hannah, Kristin, and Julia Whelan. The Great Alone. Unabridged. Macmillan Audio, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hannah K, Whelan J. The great alone [Internet]. Unabridged. Macmillan Audio; 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 19]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018

Seeking yet another fresh start, deeply troubled Vietnam vet Ernt Allbright moves his family from Seattle to a tumble-down Alaskan cabin in the mid-1970s. They're unprepared, of course, for the ice, blizzards, and 18-hour nights, but also for the demons that haunt Ernt. Whelan convincingly lowers her voice when depicting Ernt and deepens her tones with sharp-edged darkness as his drinking increases. Whelan imbues the voice of his soft-spoken, frightened wife, Cora, with unwavering devotion and a commitment to follow him anywhere. As the novel's protagonist, adolescent daughter Leni speaks in a voice that reflects her growing confidence in her survival skills and in her ability to face her father's increasingly violent rages. As Cora and Leni struggle against internal and external dangers, Whelan's voice tightens with terror, heightening the impact of this engrossing tale of taking risks in the kind of unforgiving place where even a single mistake can mean death. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 July #1

Meet the Allbrights: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-afflicted Vietnam War returnee Ernt, his perennially in-denial wife Cora, and mature-beyond-her-years teenager Leni. Bequeathed a remote homestead in 1974 by a fallen army buddy, Ernt relocates his family to wild, remote Alaska, chasing dreams of self-sufficiency and simple independence. The family's dramatic unraveling as unprepared pioneers is exacerbated by Ernt's alcoholism-fueled brutality, Cora's desperate forgiveness, and Leni's unwillingness to reveal her parents' toxic bond even to the most welcoming, experienced locals. Despite her complicity, Leni finds friendship and love—and, eventually, salvation. Chameleonic veteran Julia Whelan makes the 15 hours of Hannah's (The Nightingale) latest best seller unstoppable, as she agilely narrates the twists and turns. Her characterizations beyond the fearsome trio are especially affecting, including general store owner (and former DC prosecutor!) Large Marge and Leni's soulmate Matthew in all his post-accident frustration and miraculous struggles toward recovery. Throughout the darkness and destruction that abounds, remember the name is Allbright—glimmers of lightness illuminate, with a final on-the-bright-water scene that will leave readers swathed in relief and joy. VERDICT Libraries should prepare for guaranteed demand. ["Not a cozy read, yet Hannah's fans will appreciate the astuteness of the story and the unbreakable connection between mother and child": LJ 10/1/17 review of the St. Martin's hc.]—Terry Hong, Smithsonian BookDragon, Washington, DC

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 April #4

Voice actor Whelan ratchets up the suspense in her tense narration of this tale of Ernt Albright, a Vietnam vet with PTSD, who takes his wife, Cora, and 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to Alaska to live off the grid. After a soldier buddy dies and leaves Ernt a plot of land with a shack, the family moves there, hoping that a life among nature and fending for themselves will be a fresh start and a good fit for Ernt. But the isolation, darkness, and cold only exacerbate Ernt's irrational paranoia and anger. Whelan easily differentiates the voices of the three main characters: Ernt growls with rage, and Cora's voice trembles with fear while attempting to sound light and casual as she tries to placate Ernt, and Leni sounds both youthful and frightened. The secondary characters are just as memorable. Whelan gives a no-nonsense tone to Large Marge, a neighbor; she also perfects the ranting and raving of Mad Earl, a conspiracy theorist whose far-out beliefs fuel Ernt's paranoia. Whelan is especially effective during the violent scenes: instead of getting louder or more emotional, she drops her voice to a tense and chilling whisper. This edge-of-your-seat audiobook will keep listeners riveted. A St. Martin's hardcover. (Feb.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.