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    • The Lost Words

    • By: Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
    • Narrated by: Guy Garvey, Edith Bowman, Benjamin Zephaniah, and others
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane, this enchanting audiobook captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure magic!

    • By Anonymous User on 23-02-19

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Old Ways

    • A Journey on Foot
    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads, and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes crisscrossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of song lines and their singers. Above all this is a book about people and place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not easy but worth the effort.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-13

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Landmarks

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Landmarks, a fascinating exploration of the relationship between language and landscapes by Robert Macfarlane, read by Roy McMillan. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it, but it's costing me a fortune!

    • By Coffee snob on 09-09-15

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Wild Places

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Nathan Turner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration ever!

    • By JulieGibbons on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Underland

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future.  

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

    • By: J. A. Baker, Mark Cocker - introduction, Robert Macfarlane - afterword, and others
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Despite the association of peregrines with the wild outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent a long winter looking at and writing about the visitors from the uplands - peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. Such luminaries as Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion have cited this as one of the most important books in 20th century nature writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong narrator, but right book.

    • By Joey on 25-06-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Nathan Turner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange impulses that have for centuries led us to the world's highest places.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator More Suited for Movie Intros

    • By A. Clark on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Living Mountain

    • A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland
    • By: Nan Shepherd, Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. 

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Goodbye Europe

    • Writers and Artists Say Farewell
    • By: Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, and others
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Jenni Murray, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists say farewell in this unique collection. In this audiobook you'll find personal letters, reminiscences, poetry, art and brand new fiction from some of the most talented and important voices at work today, including Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, Richard Herring, Owen Jones, Mark Kermode, Robert Macfarlane, Kate Mosse, Chris Riddell, Lionel Shriver and many others.

    Regular price: £19.99