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A Field Guide to Getting Lost Audiobook

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past 200 years (Wanderlust), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late 19th-century America (River of Shadows), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an inventive and original writer whose mind is daring in the connections it makes. A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery.

©2005 Rebecca Solnit (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Natalie
    18/03/17
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    "Made me sleepy"

    I love Rebecca Solnit's writing, and I especially love when the audio book is narrated by the author them self. The only critic I have is Solnit's voice is so soft my mind would drift from the story and wander, making me a bit sleepy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Euysung
    18/08/16
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    "poor narration"

    I listen to audiobooks as I work, so it's very helpful if the narrator has some energy and inflections in the reading. For this book though, I possibly couldn't understand what the narrator was saying because of her monotonous voice. I couldn't finish the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • damiano cerrone
    13/05/17
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    "TERRIBLE SOUND"

    This is the worst recording I head on Audible. At moment the low-mid frequencies are so high I can't understand the word because the voice feels like coming from the nose. It also sounds like the file was highly compressed because the trebles are a mess. I'm really deluded, I wish I could turn my credit back. Book is amazing, I read it before. Solnit is also amazing. Just the sound...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sad
    3/05/17
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    "Why did they let her read this?"

    The author's lilting, soft voice took away from her authority. I would find myself daydreaming and at the end, struggled with why she wrote the last chapter. I am returning the audiobook to purchase a hardcopy. Her thoughts are gorgeous and insightful but it is all lost here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Audy Meadow Davison LMT
    5/09/16
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    "meditation on the 'other' side of life"

    So much of American culture is focused on 'doing' on 'success' on 'accomplishment' on 'finding our place', stroking our ego, 'making things happen'. All of which can be exhausting, frustrating, futile or ego deflating as much as it is motivation to make our lives better. This is a very refreshing and often passionate look at the other side. The benefits and pleasures, the meaning and value of letting go, of letting things happen, of wandering off, or getting lost. There are surprises, insights, relief and challenges in those processes also. This book offers us new ways of thinking, feeling and understanding our lives. In all our lives, I presume, there are in mine, times I see as failure, as cop out, as less than I could have, should have been. This perspective gives me a way to reframe some of those experiences for my own benefit, to see their value, to forgive myself, to breathe deeper. Besides that it is very well written and a pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    24/11/15
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    "calming"

    The story started out strong but started to waiver towards the end. This was my first book by Mrs. Solnit. I enjoyed it overall and will probably listen to it again to fully grasp the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah Bean
    14/11/14
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    "Beautiful and thoughtful read"
    Any additional comments?

    This book is read by the author: Rebecca Solnit. You have the narrator listed as someone else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Currie
    Santa Cruz, CA United States
    21/11/16
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    "Forward Thinking"
    Would you listen to A Field Guide to Getting Lost again? Why?

    I might revisit this piece of work but enjoyed the fresh approach of this talented writer


    If you’ve listened to books by Rebecca Solnit before, how does this one compare?

    I enjoy all of this authors' work


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • blivingrock
    Canada
    3/01/17
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    "Hard copy preferable"

    Exceptional content by Rebecca Solnit. I would recommend reading a hard copy over listening to the audiobook as I found her reading voice very repetitive, her tenor rather tragic.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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