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    • Tides

    • The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
    • By: Jonathan White, Peter Matthiessen - Foreward
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes listeners across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a 25-foot tidal bore that crashes 80 miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Tigers in the Snow

    • By: Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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    Author of At Play in the Fields of the Lord, national Book Award-winner Peter Matthiessen is an accomplished naturalist and one of the most acclaimed writers in the world. This book is a stirring look at the tiger, a magnificent animal that has long fueled human fascination. In critical danger of extinction, only a few thousand of these giant cats remain. Matthiessen's exquisite prose stunningly captures the tigers' dramatic fight to survive.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Shadow Country

    • A New Rendering of the Watson Legend
    • By: Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 40 hrs and 20 mins
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    Inspired by a near-mythic event on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Shadow Country re-imagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.

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    • A Rewarding listen

    • By Chris on 30-07-11

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Sneleoparden

    • By: Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated by: Morten Rønnelund
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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    "Sneleoparden" er forfatteren, naturforskeren og zenbuddhisten Peter Matthiessens mest berømte bog. Sammen med en feltbiolog tog Matthiessen i 1973 på en strabadserende vandring i Nepals bjerge for at studere blåfåret og, om muligt, få et glimt af den sjældne sneleopard. Året før var hans kone, Deborah Love, død af kræft. Rejsen blev såvel en vandring i fremmede og ukendte egne, som en spirituel rejse, hvor en ny forståelse af virkeligheden langsomt bliver til i den vandrende.

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    • Bone by Bone

    • By: Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
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    One of a very few National Book Award honorees to be nominated for fiction and nonfiction, Peter Matthiessen creates a curious blend of both in this tragic prequel to Killing Mister Watson and Lost Man’s River. An amazing novel in its own right, Bone by Bone caps the trilogy featuring the enigmatic E. J. Watson. During the Reconstruction Era, Edgar Watson grew up in the South at the mercy of a brutal alcoholic father and a vindictive mother. Witnessing the horrors of slavery, bilked out of his inheritance, and blamed in his youth for a murder he didn’t commit, E. J. developed a reputation for violence that preceded him everywhere he went. Finally, it brought him to a tragic and bloody end as his family watched in helpless horror. Borrowing an old local tale about a man who was killed by his neighbors, Matthiessen creates a powerful character. George Guidall’s excellent reading brings this moving tragedy home to us with a passion.

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Lost Man's River

    • By: Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 27 hrs and 6 mins
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    In this dazzling sequel to Killing Mr. Watson, Peter Matthiessen presents the story of a family riddled with scandal through colorful recollections of renegades and their descendants. Veteran narrator George Guidall brings the rich oral history dramatically to life.

    Regular price: £41.79