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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 328
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    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

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Travels in Alaska

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    "In mid-July of 1879, John Muir sailed for the first time through the sheer-walled fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage. 'Never before this,' he wrote, 'had I been embosomed in scenery so hopelessly beyond description.' During the previous 15 years, Muir had vanished into the north woods of Canada, walked a thousand miles from Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico, and nested himself in the granite heart of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Wild nature burned with volcanic intensity in the core of John Muir's soul."

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Book great, narration destroys

    • By D's Mom on 07-12-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • My First Summer in the Sierra

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending sheep formed the heart of this book, which was first published in 1911 and which eventually lured thousands of Americans to visit Yosemite country. My First Summer in the Sierra incorporates the lyrical accounts and sketches Muir produced during his four-month stay in the Yosemite River Valley and the High Sierra.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Stickeen

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Andre Stojka
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    "Stickeen.... pushed his head past my shoulders, looked down and across, then looked me in the face and began to mutter and whine; saying as plainly as if speaking with words, "Surely, you are not going into that awful place. "As the darkness of a freezing night approaches, an experienced American naturalist and a dog are trapped on an Alaskan Glacier. This is a true story, written by one of the United States' most famous naturalists and explorers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction to John Muir

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $2.09

    • A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    I had long been looking from the wildwoods and gardens of the Northern States to those of the warm South, and at last, all draw-backs overcome, I set forth [from Indianapolis] on the first day of September, 1867, joyful and free, on a thousand-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico. Crossing the Ohio at Louisville, I steered through the big city by compass without speaking a word to any one.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator has no expression

    • By Anonymous User on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Steep Trails - Excerpts

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    These four excerpts, from the writings of John Muir, document his naturalist studies in a number of different settings. These highly descriptive stories detail his expeditions in the rugged outdoors. His documented studies led him to an awe of the natural splendors of the earth, and eventually to a position of preservation. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Robotic narration

    • By Anonymous User on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Yosemite

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Michael Zebulon
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    Regular price: $7.67

    • My First Summer in the Sierra & Acres of Diamonds (Annotated)

    • By: John Muir, Russell H. Conwell
    • Narrated by: Brian Henderson, Daniel Galvez II
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    John Muir was known as “Father of the National Parks” and was an influential naturalist and environmental philosopher. My First Summer in the Sierra details Muir’s first trip to the Sierra mountains. Russell H. Conwell was an American orator and writer. His most well-known speech, "Acres of Diamonds", conveys how one does not need to look elsewhere for fortune or opportunity; the resources to realize your goals and desires are present in your own community.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • John Muirs Last Journey

    • South to the Amazon and East to Africa
    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Leaving from Brooklyn, New York, in August 1911, John Muir, at the age of seventy-three and traveling alone, embarked on an eight-month, 40,000-mile voyage to South America and Africa. The 1911-12 journals and correspondence reproduced in this volume allow us to travel with him up the great Amazon, into the jungles of southern Brazil, to snowline in the Andes, through southern and central Africa to the headwaters of the Nile, and across six oceans and seas in order to reach the rare forests he had so long wished to study.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of weather talk

    • By Darren A Smith on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95