Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey audiobook

Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

By Edward Abbey
Read by Michael Kramer

Tantor Audio 9780671695880

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200084678

  • ISBN: 9798200084661

  • ISBN: 9798200084685

Runtime: 11.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick for 10 Best Books Set in the American West

When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road, and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form—the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty. But this is also the gripping, anguished cry of a man of character who challenges the growing exploitation of the wilderness by oil and mining interests, as well as by the tourist industry. Abbey's observations and challenges remain as relevant now as the day he wrote them. Today, Desert Solitaire asks if any of our incalculable natural treasures can be saved before the bulldozers strike again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Like a ride on a bucking bronco . . . rough, tough, combative. The author is a rebel and an eloquent loner. His is a passionately felt, deeply poetic book . . . set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty. The New York Times Book Review
“Like a ride on a bucking bronco…rough, tough, combative. The author is a rebel and an eloquent loner. His is a passionately felt, deeply poetic book…set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty.” New York Times Book Review
“An American masterpiece. A forceful encounter with a man of character and courage.” New Yorker
“Michael Kramer delivers an outstanding narration.…[He] emulates [Abbey] perfectly, using a raspy drawl and such perfect timing and tone that he has us convinced it’s Abbey himself speaking.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Edward Abbey

Author Bio: Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey (1927–1989) was born in Pennsylvania but spent most of his life in the American Southwest. He was one of the country’s foremost defenders of the natural environment, and his most famous work Desert Solitaire, decried the waste of America’s wilderness. He was educated at the University of New Mexico and the University of Edinburgh. His many books include The Monkey Wrench Gang, Brave Cowboy, The Fool’s Progress, and Down the River.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English