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Summary

A journey of discovery through our natural world.

Bushcraft and survival legend Ray Mears takes us on his own lifetime's journey through the natural world, into the British countryside and across continents, and shows us how to tune our senses, enhance our experience of nature and understand our place within it.

Guiding us through practical fieldcraft tips, Ray brings us up close with creatures we share our planet with, and reveals how we can learn from them, from the stealth of the leopard to the patience and stillness of the crocodile, and even the colour-changing camouflage of the octopus.

With Ray as your companion, you will unlock the hidden secrets of the wild and begin to see, instead of merely look.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Ray Mears (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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How difficult was that to get through!

Now, Ray writes a good book, and told in his own voice it might have been Ok, but this was due.
The narrator sounded like text to Speach software and at times you could tell things has been added in as the voice was different!
Go to the chapter about binoculars and tell me if you have ever heard a human speak like that?
Ray, you should read this yourself, you have a distinctive turn of phrase and this narrator just didn’t get it! He sounded like he was just sounding out the words some times without understanding what he was saying. Did you not listen to this for it control purposes? Sorry but it was just fire and spoilt the whole experience. Would I buy a Ray Mears book again, not sure if it’s not narrated by him. I have seen Ray speak live and he has a powerful message, but not delivered by this narrator.

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Something for everyone

I've never been a great lover of Ray Mear's work but this book is different. If you are newcomer to observing the Natural World this book is crammed full of good tips and practical advice in how to improve your skills and get better results from your observations.
If you are a bit of an old wrinkly and a bit of a Nature know it all, like me, then this book still has plenty of practical help to hone your skills. I learnt a lot from this book and realise that I don't know half as much as I thought I did.
For me, though, the most important part of this book is the last chapter. It contains some hard truths that we need to acknowledge regarding conservation and our role "in saving the planet." We don't need to save the world, the world is quite capable of saving itself, we need to save ourselves from become part of the long list of species that have become extinct.

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loved it. full of knowledge and experiences

actually enjoyed the narrators voice alot didn't to begin with but it grew on me. Ray Mears is a legend so what's not to like as walk along side him in this mind opening get outside love and look after nature book.

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Transformational to my outdoor experience

Despite the somewhat random recording, the books content and overall experience are excellent. . .

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must read

what a great book full of practical advice and a great moral message, I will be reading more like this

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Yeah it's good, exactly what you'd expect from Ray

Ray's perspective here proves what I suspected was always possible. That you can talk about nature and ecology in a reasonable way. There's plenty of urgency and sadness about the state we are in but none of bitterness and fatalism you see on social media.
The narrator does a great job too, but can't help thinking that they missed a trick by not getting Ray to narrate it himself.
I heard about the book on a great little promotional YouTube video Ray did for penguin reviewing survival skills in movies also recommended.

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Enjoyable from start to finish

This book was very absorbing to listen to, on top of which I was able to go on my local walks with fresh eyes and tips and hints to make looking at my surroundings easier.
In summation, if you want to look at humans relationship to the natural world ar you and better understand how to enjoy it then this book will be right up your street

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Respect for his passion .

Narration could have been better but not unpleasant to follow . An interesting insight into a very interesting man's outlook on the natural world and his love of the great outdoors .

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great for anyone interested in the great outdoors

Overall I did enjoy this book. It was a shame it wasn't read by Ray, I wasn't so keen on the narrator.
They was a great level of detail on the subjects covered in the book. I did feel it was lacking abit overall but intresting none the less.

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Fascinating but irritating narration/editing

Subject and content fascinating but experience diminished by poor editing. Narrator's tone changes, almost sounds like patches have been read by someone else or even from different text.