The Other

The Other

Audiobook CD - 2008
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"When two boys--John William Barry and Neil Countryman-- meet in 1972 at age sixteen, they're brought together by what they have in common: a fierce intensity and a love of the outdoors that takes them, together and often, into Washington's remote backcountry, where they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive. Soon after graduating from college, Neil sets out on a path that will lead him toward a life as a devoted schoolteacher and family man. But John Willliam makes a radically different choice, dropping out of college and moving deep into the woods, convinced that it is the only way to live without hypocrisy. When John enlists Neil to help him disappear completely, Neil finds himself drawn into a web of secrets and often agonizing responsibility, deceit, and tragedy--one that will finally break open with a wholly unexpected, life-altering revelation"--Container.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2008
ISBN: 9780739328873
Branch Call Number: Fiction Guterson CD
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (ca. 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bramhall, Mark


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Dec 09, 2015

IT was heart wrenching to listen to this book - so well done and so well written. I was so struck by the writers depiction of situations for which there are no clear alternatives - Neil Countryman is in the middle - and in actuality there was no right action for him to take - he truly tried to do the best he could given everything...and yet such tragedy...would highly recommend this book - I found that when I was coming home, I would have to keep the tape rolling after I had parked the car, because I could no pull my self away

Rosie Hartzler, WIndham, ME

Dec 09, 2009

Being from that era, I could really identify with this book. Well written, intralling and devestatingly sad. Great read!


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