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The Wild Places

Narrated by: Nathan Turner
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness?  

In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.

©2007 Robert Macfarlane (P)2018 Granta Publications

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Worst Narration ever!

I love Macfarlane’s words. Completely ruined by this narration by Nathan Turner. There’s no flow. The telling is stilted, the emphasis in weird places. Please re-record with a more sympathetic storyteller. Too frustrating for me to continue.

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Fantastic book, TERRIBLE narration

I love Robert McFarlane's writing but unfortunately the narration of The Wild Places is truly awful. Over emphasis in the wrong places, pauses...that...suck...the...life...out...of...things -!, and mispronounced names that made me want to both cry and scream.
I wish that Robert, who has a wonderful voice, had done the reading himself. We might then have had an audio book that does justice to his prose and really taken us to the wonderful wildness that he wants us to know about.

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Nathan turner's narration is silted<br />

I've read this book but the narration is so heavy. nathan turner enunciates as if listeners are children or aiming to translate
the text. Got to chapter 3 and i can't listen any more. such a pity. Bernard Hill reading one of John Lewis sempels books has a beautifully natural lyrical voice. he would have been a good choice for this one.

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Wonderful book ruined by the narrator

The stories are wonderful. The choice of words beautiful. The narration: wooden, with random pauses, with terribly mispronunciations, and in general terms terrible. Seriously considering returning this book purely because the narration is painful to hear.

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The most mind numbingly boring narrative ever!

Perhaps it is the narration but this is the only book I have ever returned. Counting the perforations round the edge of a stamp seems more adventurous and wild than the contents of this book.... utter tosh!

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