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  • The Yosemite

  • By: John Muir
  • Narrated by: Michael Zebulon
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

John Muir, who was born in Scotland and emigrated to America in 1849, was an advocate of U.S. forest conservation and was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California. Muir has emerged as perhaps the greatest prophet of an era which finds itself suddenly aware of the urgent need to care for our planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Muir at his descriptive best

  • By Darkcoffee on 09-02-10

Beautiful is the only way to describe

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

John Muir puts you in the heart of Yosemite through the use of his beautiful writing. You can picture the mists of Bridal Falls and the intensity of seeing El Capitan looming in the distance. Highlyrecommend.

  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

  • By: David Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,486

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Informative Book on the AT

  • By Phillip on 07-22-13

It WAS okay...read better

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-17

The story was okay, it's your typical run to the trail to find yourself. I've read other AT books and this one, while the narrator was good the story was lacking.

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