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  • Summary

  • Unlike canned nature sounds created in a studio, renowned acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton gives you the real deal. He travels the world recording remarkable locations that capture the essence of the place itself. His lifelong mission is to preserve nature through sound, and his soundscapes are produced with such care and quality that you feel as if he has truly brought a slice of the world into your home. 

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. When you add Soundscapes from Audible Sleep to your library, you'll receive all previous episodes and will continue to receive new ones as they're released.

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Episodes
  • Hoh Rainforest

    May 22 2020
    Relax to the natural symphony of steady rain in Olympic National Park in Washington, as the raindrops plunk onto leaves, drip into puddles, and course down the grooved bark of ancient trees.
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    2 hrs
  • Yellowstone National Park in Winter

    May 22 2020
    Snuggle under warm blankets as you listen to the sound of coniferous tree branches creaking in the wind, while the crackle of frozen wet snow creates a humming winter nightscape.
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    2 hrs
  • Haleakala Waterfall

    May 22 2020
    The constant rush of water over a tall Hawaiian waterfall makes it easy to imagine you're standing under a warm spray of mist as thin streamlets of water trickle down the lava face of the cliff.
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    2 hrs

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relaxing sounds take you to the destination.

tried a new routine of relaxation in the evening. these sounds are really good, close your eyes and you are at the destinations. the sounds have depth and realistic to nature. doesnt sound 'fake' or looped.

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Sleep much

I personally love these for sleeping, the waterfall one is too high pitched for me, but any of the others are good.

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Make me need to pee

These are rubbish. Just noise. Give me birdsong, not white noise. Annoying not relaxing. Would rather give no stars but can't. Absolutely pants.

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soothing noises but too much wind

agree with the other reviews that several of them sound like white noise because the loudest part sounds like wind

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sea sounds

Great true sound in each chapter loud enough to stop the silence but not so loud it keeps you awake.
The poor reviews are simply because people haven't read the description, if you want birdsong or animal noises this isn't for you

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Volume too low

I love to fall asleep to sounds like these, but unfortunately these were all just so low; meaning I had to turn my phone volume up nearly full (& therefore everything else on my phone was way too loud).
A star for the sounds, as they would've been nice to listen to, and another star for the length, but unfortunately I overall find these unusable.

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Useless.

Doesn't work for me. Mostly just irritating. I'm glad it was free. Much better to listen to laid back music.

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Depends on you

For me Cape Cod and the Rainforest work really well but the waterfall not so much. Really it depends on you and how you react to sounds that's why there's 4 of them to choose from.

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There's no performance....

But there's an effective roar of breakers rolling in from where winds far out at sea insert energy into the sea's surface levels by kicking up tumults of waves of varying sizes - which in the manner of waves everywhere continue until a shore is reached, in this case the one with microphones set to catch the resulting crashes and in so doing provide a take on what eternity might sound like, since the sea is never free of motion or of sound; there's never silence at the shorelines of land masses, whether tiny atolls or continents.
If anything is capable of reassurance that the tiny works of people are are nothing to the world, this will so reassure you, even though your troubles may seem many and frightening. This is a couple of hours of restoration and of healing. Whether you use it to sleep or to give a background of true peace is up to you.
For me, this better than sleeping tabs every day and all....

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okay

it personally didn't work for me to help me relax or sleep. but worked for my partner.