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Ken

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  • The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard Preston
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    (45)
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    The biggest redwood trees are over 1,000 years old, rising more than 35 stories in what's left of the once-vast, ancient redwood forest. Believed to be impossible to ascend, these majestic giants have remained unexplored until recently, when a tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists discovered a lost, dangerous, and hauntingly beautiful world high above California.

    Cris says: "Great book!"
    "Nerdiest Book I've Ever Heard"
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    Would you try another book from Richard Preston and/or Richard Preston?

    Sure, I love Richard Preston's writing.


    What was most disappointing about Richard Preston’s story?

    This is just a magazine article stretched out to incredible, unnecessary lengths. I still don't know much about the life up in these unexplored canopies, but I know a lot -- much, much more than I want to know -- about the geeks who explored the canopies. Their eating habits, relationships, even how they had sex up in the canopies after getting married up there. Nerdville unleashed.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The author's voice was somewhat sibilant and dull.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No way.


    Any additional comments?

    It's an interesting subject matter, and an unknown one to most people, for sure. Who knew that the canopies of these massive trees, and even the trees themselves, have remained a mystery until a few intrepid people climbed them? Interesting. Learning all about their lives, not so much.

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