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A Sand County Almanac Audiobook

A Sand County Almanac

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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1949 and praised in the New York Times Book Review as "full of beauty and vigor and bite", A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. As the forerunner to such important books as Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finch's The Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was nearly 70 years ago.

©1966 Oxford University Press, Inc. (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    Amazon Customer 09-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great read for families"

    great book and a good look of the foreshadowing of what has become. a must read for kids

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    Steven Brady 08-24-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Read this book."

    Every American should study this book. This philosophy is now more commonplace but not understood by enough Americans. I suggest this book is taught in High School.

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    jking400 08-05-17
    jking400 08-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing book, odd narrator"

    the book it's self is an amazing landmark for conservation. the narrator was just a bit one toned through the whole reading, it was hard to follow when transitioning from one work to the next.

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    Michael Johnson Livonia, MI United States 07-31-17
    Michael Johnson Livonia, MI United States 07-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book finally available unabridged"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Sand County Almanac to be better than the print version?

    No, the printed word still seems better but this is a sorely needed unabridged version of this environmental classic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Only characters are the descriptions of land and


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Mike Chamberlain?

    Perhaps a business or other non-fiction choice. I thought he narrated this book in the style of a dispassionate newscaster. His forced hard rhythmic cadence in the majority of the book detracted from the depth and feeling of the writing. This book is very lyrical and poetic at times and I would have preferred someone who had more of an emotional connection to the text. I see that he was rated highly on other of his narrations but I think there could have been better choices for this particular work. By the last 1-2 hours of the book, he improves.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was impressed again by some of the eloquent descriptions of nature and landscapes. The story of his regret at killing a wolf, or "goose music", or describing the history of a tree he saws down are among the great works of nature writing.


    Any additional comments?

    I eagerly anticipated the release of this unabridged version of this classic work of nature writing. It was very much needed. Although I was disappointed by the narration. The book is still great enough that it deserves to be listened to. However, I hope someday an even better version is released. I still greatly appreciate that this was released.

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    N. Rogers San Antonio, TX, USA 07-29-17
    N. Rogers San Antonio, TX, USA 07-29-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Beautiful, But Sad..."

    This is beautifully written and thought provoking, but it is also a very sad book because it makes clear how much we have already lost...and how much more will be gone soon. I could hardly bare to finish it considering what is happening to our once beautiful earth.

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