Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

CD-Audio

By (author) Edward Abbey, Narrator Michael Kramer

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 193mm x 15mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 19 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452655766
  • ISBN 13: 9781452655765
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,775,315

Product description

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.

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Edward Abbey (1927-1989) authored many books during his lifetime, including "The Monkey Wrench Gang" and "The Fool's Progress." Audiobook veteran Michael Kramer has recorded more than two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers and many more for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and an Audie Award nominee, he earned a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award for his reading of "Savages" by Don Winslow.

Review quote

"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