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Summary

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.

©2007 Robert Macfarlane (P)2007 Robert Macfarlane

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Terrible narrator, so disappointed.

I have listened to all Robert Macfarlane's book and absolutely love them, but this new narrator is terrible. So disappointed.

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Sensory Delight

I began by being envious of the writers opportunity to explore. I ended by being in awe of and grateful to his ability to describe his experiences, terrific listen.

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Fantastic book

I am so moved by this book, especially when mentioned Roger Deakin! The way he uses the English language , the passion he has for the landscape, the physics he owns for the walks..... Thank you for sharing these experiences with us.
Mr Bubb reads so wonderfully that his Macfarlane sound like voice encapsulated me from the first word.

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early MacFarlane

he really found his feet with this book I think there are a couple of details I've heard reiterated in the old ways or another book but when you have the lust for questing a couple of details are not the issue I feel that in this book more than mountains of the mind really anchors his style because it's the pae (point adventure explain) he really gets down it flows really nicely so glad it's been uploaded to the library only slight quibble is it's not read by Roy McMillan as he is in my mind the voice of MacFarlane

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Lovely

Beautiful written & wonderfully evocative. I really enjoyed getting lost in this book! I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves to get away from it all in nature!

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A stunning listen

The narrator presents this great book with depth and clarity that i've not heard for such a long time It's a lovely book, brought to life by the narrator in an amazing and intelligent way. Thank you.

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Disappointing

I wanted to like this book.

The concept was great, but unfortunately the execution was not.

The author seemed to drone on using bizarre language like ‘soporific’, to compensate for a lack of info and insight.

Ultimately finding the ‘wild places’ in this case seemed to involve a middle-aged man rediscovering climbing trees.

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Inspiring journey into wild places

Beautiful descriptions of explorations through wild places in Britain, Ireland and that of the mind. Delightful storytelling to boot and an introduction to geography, climate, science and history.

I wish I could learn the author's tolerance for cold weather and water and his almost complete lack of the urge of self preservation.

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Transported into a world within snd beyond worlds

This is a book I will want to send to my all my favourite people. It is engaging on so many levels and a joy that it is read by the author

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Beautiful, lyrical, prose.

A gorgeous book with a tinge of sadness and a smudge of hope. Made me yearn to explore my wild places.

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Magical

The detailed description of the landscape combined with its interwoven historical storytelling is riveting. He writes of the natural world with utter awe and love.

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