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The Land of Little Rain

Narrated by: Ellen Parker
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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First published in 1903, The Land of Little Rain is Mary Austin's classic homage to the American Southwest. Her collection of short stories and essays takes listeners on an enchanted journey through Death Valley, the High Sierras, and the Mojave Desert.

Public Domain (P)2018 Silver Hollow Audio

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Landscape and portrait all in one

I felt as if I were there, hovering above looking at landscape and people from above and within, This book involved all my senses and sensibilities. I could smell a storm coming, see animals and birds, feel the soft and harshness of the landscape and its inhabitants. I enjoyed Mary Austin's fashioning of language made all the more accessible by Ellen Parker's reading of it. I love a book that draws me in, that allows me to become fascinated and immersed with a place, people or event. I love being guided into the extraordinary within the ordinary. I'd love to hear more!

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Narration breathes new life into nature classic

Ellen Parker's narration breathes new life into Austin's classic, The Land of Little Rain. Austin's writing, which was at times a challenge as I read it on paper, is now easily digestible, thanks to Parker's intentional and contemplative reading. Mary Austin beautifully captures the American Southwest, with a wonderful mix of nature, Native American and Mexican culture, and characters of the "Wild West." Land of Little Rain is right at home in the canon of American nature classics. Surprised it has taken this long to hear her words read aloud.

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