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Aleutian Islands

Books that take place in the 1,200 mile long Aleutian Island chain and the neighboring Alaska Peninsula, spanning all genres.

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The Storm on Our Shores

One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II

By Mark Obmascik
Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
Length: 9 hours 1 minutes

This “engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) national bestseller and true “heartbreaking tale of tragedy and redemption” (Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers) reveals how a discovered diary—found during a brutal World War II battle—changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.

May 1943. The Battle of Attu—called “The... Read more »

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Aleutian Sparrow

By Karen Hesse
Narrated by: Sarah Jones
Length: 1 hours 45 minutes

Vera, a young Aleut girl who lives with an elderly couple on a larger island so that she can attend school, returns home for the summer of 1942 to visit her mother and friends. But when the Japanese launch an air attack on the Aleutian Islands, the U.S. government reacts by "evacuating" most of the Aleut population. Vera and her village are... Read more »

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The Wind is Not a River

By Brian Payton
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes

A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife–separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil–fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands

Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to...

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Dead in the Water

Kate Shugak Series: Book #3

By Dana Stabenow
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
Length: 5 hours 48 minutes

Once, Kate Shugak was the star investigator of the Anchorage D.A.'s office. Now she's gone back to her Aleut roots in the far Alaska north—where her talent for detection makes her the toughest crime-tracker in that stark and mysterious land. Read more »

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Captain Phil Harris

The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad

By Blake Chavez, Jake Harris, Josh Harris & Steve Springer
Narrated by: Pete Larkin
Length: 6 hours 39 minutes

Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea. He led his crew through hurricane-force winds and four-story-high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking in... Read more »

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Tip of the Iceberg

My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier

By Mark Adams
Narrated by: Mark Adams
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

**The National Bestseller**

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America's last frontier

In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating... Read more »

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Time Bandit

Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs

By Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand & Malcolm MacPherson
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 7 hours 20 minutes

The Time Bandit is the fishing vessel that Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand use to hook the "deadliest catch," Alaskan king crabs and opilio crabs, in the Bering Sea, a dangerous and mercurial body of water that can steal years from a fisherman's life. The Hillstrand brothers, however, are the real "thieves." They take valuable crabs from the sea... Read more »

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The Aleutian Portal

Sam Reilly

By Christopher Cartwright
Narrated by: David Gilmore
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

A Russian cargo ship sinks in the shallow waters of the Bering Strait, and somehow vanishes without a trace.

In the Colorado Plateau Desert, a cowboy follows a river of sand into an undiscovered ruin.

A tunnel-boring operation between the Alaskan and Siberian peninsulas is stalled when its largest burrowing machine disappears into an abyss.


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The Aleutian Islands Campaign

The History of Japan's Invasion of Alaska during World War II

By Charles River Editors
Narrated by: David Zarbock
Length: 1 hours 33 minutes

Fought over bitterly cold flecks of rock and tundra scattered across the remote waters marking the boundary between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Aleutian Islands campaign represented one of the strangest encounters of World War II. Curving southwestward from the southwest coast of Alaska like the tail of a stingray, the rugged,... Read more »

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