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    • Nature Noir

    • A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra
    • By: Jordan Fisher Smith
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    A nature audiobook unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat - a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded - brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures. In unflinchingly honest prose, he reveals the unexpectedly dark underbelly of patrolling and protecting public lands.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More nature than noir

    • By Erin Sullivan on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Engineering Eden

    • The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature
    • By: Jordan Fisher Smith
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When 25-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions about American wilderness management that had been boiling for a century. At immediate issue was whether the Park Service should have done more to keep bears away from humans, but what was revealed as the trial unfolded was just how fruitless our efforts to regulate nature in the parks had always been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A riveting telling of tragedy, alongside truly accessible science.

    • By Deborah on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $24.47