A nature audiobook unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat - a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded - brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures. In unflinchingly honest prose, he reveals the unexpectedly dark underbelly of patrolling and protecting public lands.
©2004 Jordan Fisher Smith (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I loved this book for its technical insight into the life of a Ranger. it's historical background into the auburn/Folsom state park is amazing. because I live in the area I walked under the very bridge and trails described in the book and enjoyed putting the landscape to the words. I was able to look at the landscape through his eyes which was an intriguing experience.
the narrator was good but not great, though he put enthusiasm into the read it felt rushed. if he slowed down a little It would have been better as the speed he read at was stressful to keep up with and I often found myself rewinding to listen to a paragraph over again.
definitely worth the read/listen
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