The Cloud Forest by Peter Matthiessen audiobook

The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

By Peter Matthiessen
Directed by Judy Young
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9780140255072

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441710628

  • ISBN: 9781441710604

  • ISBN: 9781441710635

  • ISBN: 9781441710666

Runtime: 9.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For twenty thousand miles, Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed the South American wilderness, traveling from the Amazonian rain forests to Machu Picchu high in the Andes, down to the edge of the world at Tierra del Fuego and back. In the course of his journey, he followed the trails of old explorers; encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the evidence of ancient ruins; and discovered a fossilized snout of a giant unknown crocodilian hidden in the depths of the jungle on the wild mountain rivers of Peru.

Filled with observations and descriptions of the people and the fading wildlife of this vast world to the south, The Cloud Forest is Matthiessen’s incisive, wry report of his expedition into some of the last and most exotic wild terrains in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The range of these travels is astonishing…Mr. Matthiessen has three indispensable qualities for an all-around writer: a sense of style, a sense of humor, and a sense of ungovernable curiosity.” New York Times
“A completely delightful book. Beneath the clean, dry, straightforward prose, there is an extraordinary perception. Nowhere in The Cloud Forest did I come across a false note.” New York Times Book Review
“[Matthiessen’s] eloquent prose and unique descriptive talent make one think one is hearing a novel…The baritone voice of narrator Stefan Rudnicki booms at a crisp pace. He capitalizes on the author’s tendency to exploit alliterative phrases and pronounces the abundant scientific names with ease.” AudioFile  

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Matthiessen

Author Bio: Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen (1927–2014) was the author of more than thirty books, including the New York Times bestseller The Snow Leopard. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1974. He was cofounder of the Paris Review and won two National Book Awards, the 2000 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, and the 2010 Spiros Vergos Prize for Freedom of Expression.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English