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  • The Nature Fix

  • Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!...and No!

  • By Paul on 03-18-17

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-19

Excellent book to encourage all of us to take care of nature because nature has a way of taking care of us.

  • The 3-Day Effect

  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Florence Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,676

Does nature really make us feel better? The 3-Day Effect takes a look at the science behind why being in the wild can make us happier, healthier, and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, hiking in Utah’s wilderness, or walking through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, scientists are finding that the more exposure humans have to nature, the more we can benefit from reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and overall well-being.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this

  • By Tracey in PA on 05-04-19

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-19

Excellent performance. Well produced. Excellent message for all of us to get healthy in many different ways.

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Rob McQuay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,525

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way - and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Diane S on 11-13-12

Very enjoyable book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-19

Very enjoyable book. I think I will listen to it a second time very soon

  • A Passion for Nature

  • The Life of John Muir
  • By: Donald Worster
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

"I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer," John Muir wrote. "Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing". In Donald Worster's magisterial biography, John Muir's "special self" is fully explored as is his extraordinary ability, then and now, to get others to see the sacred beauty of the natural world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good biography for historical perspective

  • By Harold W. Wood Jr. on 05-15-14

Very Detailed description

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Enjoyed book.I recommend it to anyone who is interested in naturalism.I also recommend it to anyone interested in U.S. History

  • The Wisdom of the Native Americans

  • By: Kent Nerburn
  • Narrated by: Kaipo Schwab
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this audiobook selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes - perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete "Soul of an Indian", as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True insightful sacred wisdom to last a lifetime..

  • By Prometheus Worley on 02-20-18

Enjoyed book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I would give this book a 4 1/2.I think it is well researched, well is well organized and we'll presented

  • Back of Beyond

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419

Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who’s fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cody Hoyt is GREAT!

  • By Terry on 08-09-12

Well thought out characters,...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-19

I enjoyed this book. Well thought out characters, and story line. I also think the narrator did an excellent job playing so many voices. Good book to buy.

  • Killing Trail

  • A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Mizushima
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885

When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, lifelong resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town. With the help of Cole Walker, a local veterinarian and single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many secrets her town holds. And the key may be Cole's daughter, who knows more than she's saying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For GSD or any dog-lover as well as crime fans

  • By GSDNH on 10-14-16

Good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Enjoyed book very much. Good character use of dog. Good buy and good use of time

  • The Naturalist

  • The Naturalist, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,364

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I loved this book!!

  • By shelley on 10-02-17

Almost a 5

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Enjoyed book. Slow, slightly confusing start. But hang in there.Book gets much better. Ending was, not perfect, but good. Enjoyed authors knowledge of science.

  • Hornet Flight

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749

It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding Spy Novel

  • By C. McCoy on 03-13-05

Good Yarn

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I enjoyed this book. It is worth the purchase. Almost a 4 1/2 in my book. Only a little long from start to end of flight. Good buy

  • Eye of the Needle

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Eric Lincoln
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107

One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Spy Thriller

  • By AudioAddict on 11-11-13

Great Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Excellent story line. Creative and realistic. Recommend tofolks. Either book or audio performance. Enjoy The Needle