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    • The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

    • By: J. A. Baker, Mark Cocker - introduction, Robert Macfarlane - afterword, and others
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Despite the association of peregrines with the wild outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent a long winter looking at and writing about the visitors from the uplands - peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. Such luminaries as Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion have cited this as one of the most important books in 20th century nature writing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic ode to wildness

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $12.39

    • The Old Ways

    • A Journey on Foot
    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology, and literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect pairing of prose and narrator

    • By chris on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Landmarks

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Landmarks, a fascinating exploration of the relationship between language and landscapes by Robert Macfarlane, read by Roy McMillan. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $20.66

    • The Lost Words

    • By: Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
    • Narrated by: Edith Bowman, Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews, and others
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary - widely used in schools around the world - was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around 40 common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a “spell book” that will conjure back 20 of these lost words and the beings they name, from acorn to wren.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Old Ways

    • A Journey on Foot
    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads, and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes crisscrossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of song lines and their singers. Above all this is a book about people and place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A unique book and views

    • By Reader on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $23.45

    • Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Nathan Turner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange impulses that have for centuries led us to the world's highest places.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Wild Places

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Nathan Turner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Lost Words

    • By: Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
    • Narrated by: Guy Garvey, Edith Bowman, Benjamin Zephaniah, and others
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane, this enchanting audiobook captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful companion to the book

    • By DMJ on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Goodbye Europe

    • Writers and Artists Say Farewell
    • By: Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, and others
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Jenni Murray, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists say farewell in this unique collection. In this audiobook you'll find personal letters, reminiscences, poetry, art and brand new fiction from some of the most talented and important voices at work today, including Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, Richard Herring, Owen Jones, Mark Kermode, Robert Macfarlane, Kate Mosse, Chris Riddell, Lionel Shriver and many others.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Underland

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Underland by Robert Macfarlane. The unmissable new book about the worlds beneath our feet - from the best-selling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words.

    Regular price: $21.81