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"As often as Yosemite has been written about, no one has come close to Muir, the consummate naturalist, in expressing the sheer joy of the place." (National Geographic)
John Muir provides a wonderful description of the Yosemite valley and paints a picture between the lines of the delightful and adventurous time he spent living there. The high point of the essay is his description of Yosemite Falls in different seasons. Love his claim to have seen a "moon-bow" hovering in the spume! A great portrait of a place, a time, and a very unusual, perceptive, athletic and fearless writer.
I find I am loving this new way of soaking up knowledge and exploring my imagination!
I found both to have good merit. Narrated versions tend to take your own voice out of the descriptions and open up a fuller view of a scene.
The descriptive cloud formations going through the valley in a spectral entity enchanted me. I especially loved it because I have had a the personal pleasure of Yosemite's charms.
When Muir talked about the earthquakes and his tossing about on the Earth in the moonlight. When he said "it was like nature was holding its breath." I found, so was I at that moment...
The glorious collective work had me in every moment caught in picture painted for the listener and the reader. Several times my eyes welled up and I swallowed hard in the thought of what was seen and heard.
If you like spending half of a book's market value for a tenth of the content, then this book would be for you. I'd also happily sell you one bite of my burger for the cost of the meal. This is an ideal title for someone looking for a rip-off.
It's an awesome book. J.Muir charging a bear in open meadow is one of a multitude of great parts of the books this abridgment lacks.
Handsome, crisp, and speedy.
Disappointment. It's like enjoying someone's favorite three clips for a great movie. The clips are great, but I feel like a dope for having paid for them.
Forget Audible. They are getting greedy with an increase of 1.5hr recordings. Wait to purchase a full book or, better, just download free books from audiovox and wait until Audible changes their pricing. Look up Colbert and Amazon for a perspective or why this company is becoming too much of a pain and drain on customers.
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