This Reader showcases a writer who not only is in absolute command of his craft, but also who revels in the pleasures of a fragile world. Narrator Nelson Runger's gravelly voice powerfully conveys McPhee's understated writing. Intriguing and thought-provoking, this audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested in the natural or human worlds.
Don't miss The Second John McPhee Reader, Book Two.
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"Here is a wonderful example of how a narrator's voice and written text complement each other. Nelson Runger captures the book's tone and brings it to life. He's alternately informative, playful, witty or sober, depending on the piece....He tells McPhee's stories as they were meant to be told." (AudioFile)
"Mr. McPhee has created a style, blending detailed reporting with a novelistic sense of narrative, and a standard that have influenced a whole generation of journalists." (The Baltimore Sun)
McPhee's work sets the bar for creative non fiction. His writing contains the masterful rhythms of the highest musical order. His research and knowledge of subject, not to mention love of subject, appears in every essay. My ten year old daughter and I listened to several 'stories' about the Brooklyn farmers markets, and bears in Alaska. If you don't know his work, you're in for a sublime treat.
Some of the excerpts were interesting and some I found to be just dull so I skipped them. I've read several of his complete books and liked them, but the geology books (an excerpt is included here) is boring.
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