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The other

by Guterson, David.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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CLP - East Liberty AV CD Guterson
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Recorded Book RB F GUTERSON 2008 CRAFTON 7/08
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Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC GUTER
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio CDB Guterson
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD GUTERSON [B-O-CD]
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Summary
Despite starkly different backgrounds, teenagers John William Barry and Neil Countryman come together as friends due to their love of the outdoors. After graduating college, Neil settles into a comfortable life with a stable job and family, until he is asked to help John completely disappear into the woods.
From the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes a deeply engrossing story about a friendship between two boys whose lives diverge when one, the scion of a wealthy family, turns his back on the world to live alone in the forest. Unabridged. 10 CDs.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Guterson (Snow Falling on Cedars, 1995) follows two friends as their lives take different courses. Neil Countryman and John William Barry meet at a high-school track event in the 1970s. Neil, a working-class boy constantly running races he knows he'll lose, and John William, a wealthy, misunderstood only child obsessed with Gnosticism, forge an unlikely friendship over trips into the wilds of Washington state. While Neil embarks on a traditional life, attending college and backpacking in Europe, John William retreats from society, excavating a cave in the Hoh Valley, where he hopes to live free from the pressures of modern civilization. Once Neil realizes that his friend is serious about his Thoreauesque endeavor, he sets about helping John William, bringing him food and books and becoming an accomplice in his plan to conceal his whereabouts from his family. As the story shifts between past and present, Neil tries desperately to understand the friend he feels responsibility for even as their lives drastically diverge. Dense but involving, Guterson's novel of friendship and ideas is a moving meditation on choices, sacrifices, and compromises made in search of an authentic life.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Guterson (Snow Falling on Cedars) runs out of gas mulling the story of two friends who take divergent paths toward lives of meaning. A working-class teenager in 1972 Seattle, Neil Countryman, a "middle of the pack" kind of guy and the book's contemplative narrator, befriends trust fund kid John William Barry--passionate, obsessed with the world's hypocrisies and alarmingly prone to bouts of tears--over a shared love of the outdoors. Guterson nicely draws contrasts between the two as they grow into adulthood: Neil drifts into marriage, house, kids and a job teaching high school English, while John William pulls an Into the Wild, moving to the remote wilderness of the Olympic Mountains and burrowing into obscure Gnostic philosophy. When John William asks for a favor that will sever his ties to "the hamburger world" forever, loyal Neil has a decision to make. Guterson's prose is calm and pleasing as ever, but applied to Neil's staid personality it produces little dramatic tension. Once the contrasts between the two are set up, the novel has nowhere to go, ultimately floundering in summary and explanation. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Male friendship -- Fiction.
Recluses -- Fiction.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio,2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Bramhall, Mark.
Random House Audio Publishing.
Participants/Performers Read by Mark Bramhall.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780739328873
0739328875
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