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The Moth Snowstorm Audiobook

The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

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Publisher's Summary

Michael McCarthy, one of Britain's leading writers on the environment, proposes this joy as a defence of a natural world which is ever more threatened and which, he argues, is inadequately served by the two defences put forward hitherto: sustainable development and the recognition of ecosystem services.

Drawing on a wealth of memorable experiences from a lifetime of watching and thinking about wildlife and natural landscapes, McCarthy presents a new way of looking at the world.

©2015 Michael McCarthy (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A great, rhapsodic, urgent book full of joy, grief, rage and love.... A must-read." (Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk)

"Impassioned, polemical and personal.... At its heart, this is a book aiming to persuade those who are broadly sympathetic to think in a different way, and in that it is surely a success - and a joy." (Independent)

"Articulated beautifully...his quest to track down every British butterfly as a tribute to his dead mother brought me to tears." (Sunday Times)

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    jillian grant 20/09/2016
    jillian grant 20/09/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "A snowstorm I actually enjoyed."
    Where does The Moth Snowstorm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved hearing about the birds and the author's views of them.


    What about Gordon Griffin’s performance did you like?

    I liked how he read the book overall.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't think it's the type of book that would make a good film. Not enough story or drama.


    Any additional comments?

    I found this book interesting and easy to follow, even though there were 2 strands, the author's upbringing and continuing relations with family and his views on nature as a whole.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Loughran 24/06/2017
    Mr Loughran 24/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    Thoroughly enjoyed it and would totally recommend it to anyone who loves the natural world.

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    Mr. Dominic L. C. Baker 28/02/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "A gem"

    I loved everything about this book. It was about nature and science but had a real heart to it too. It is a rare blend of being personal, without being overly self-referential. What will remain with me is how well he conveyed the magic and joy that comes from observing nature. It's cliched but it's genuinely made me stop and look about a bit more.

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