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  • My First Summer in the Sierra

  • By: John Muir
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

It was June of 1869 when John Muir reluctantly accepted a job herding sheep from the central valley of California to the headwaters of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers, high into the Sierra Nevadas and deep into the Yosemite region. He felt ill equipped for the work, and yet the opportunity thrilled his adventurous spirit. With a notebook tied to his belt, he set out for a summer he would never forget. My First Summer in the Sierra is Muir’s classic account of that extraordinary journey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost every line is quotable

  • By Kacy on 08-30-13

A classic

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Reviewed: 08-05-17

A classic everyone should read, the narrator was exceptional, made it good to listen to

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Naturalist

  • Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History
  • By: Darrin Lunde
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Perhaps no American president is more associated with nature and wildlife than Theodore Roosevelt, a prodigious hunter and adventurer and an ardent conservationist. We think of Roosevelt as an original, yet in The Naturalist, Darrin Lunde shows how from his earliest days Roosevelt actively modeled himself in the proud tradition of museum naturalists - the men who pioneered a key branch of American biology through their desire to collect animal specimens and develop a taxonomy of the natural world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Interesting

  • By Mark Mears on 02-08-18

The Naturalist

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Interesting to learn Roosevelt's role in shaping the museums that we now love and enjoy today. The naturalist explains Roosevelt's passion for hunting and animal study and how those two things intertwine. First book purchased thru Audible, mad at myself for not getting a subscription years ago!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful