The wilderness has inspired some of the past century's most exciting storytellers, including Sir Wilfred Thesiger and Algernon Blackwood. With selections from their most gripping works, Wild will take you on a fantastic journey through nature's most amazing places
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Editor Clint Willis has been a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was ten years old. His writing has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Men's Journal, Outside, Rock & Ice, The New York Times and Worth. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.From AudioFile:
This is one of a series designed to tap into the recent demand for adventure started by Jon Krakauer's Everest saga. In fact, these stories are not all nonfiction--Evelyn Waugh's "Man Who Liked Dickens" comes from his novel HANDFUL OF DUST and "The Willows," a supernatural canoeing story set in the Danube swamps, comes straight from the imagination of Algernon Blackwood. Some of these stories have more poetry than real peril; all are well read. In fact, the audio form could be more exciting than the prose. The closest to Krakauer is Norman Maclean's "Young Men & Fire," the true tale of a smoke-jumping disaster. As individual stories, all the contents have merit. As a collection, they don't hang together too well. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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