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    • My First Summer in the Sierra

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    It was June of 1869 when John Muir reluctantly accepted a job herding sheep from the central valley of California to the headwaters of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers, high into the Sierra Nevadas and deep into the Yosemite region. He felt ill equipped for the work, and yet the opportunity thrilled his adventurous spirit. With a notebook tied to his belt, he set out for a summer he would never forget. My First Summer in the Sierra is Muir’s classic account of that extraordinary journey.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • Wilderness Essays

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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    Part of John Muir's appeal to modern audiences is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra. 

    Non-member price: $19.49

    • Travels in Alaska

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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    "In mid-July of 1879, John Muir sailed for the first time through the sheer-walled fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage. 'Never before this,' he wrote, 'had I been embosomed in scenery so hopelessly beyond description.' During the previous 15 years, Muir had vanished into the north woods of Canada, walked a thousand miles from Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico, and nested himself in the granite heart of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Wild nature burned with volcanic intensity in the core of John Muir's soul."

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • The Yosemite

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Michael Zebulon
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    John Muir, who was born in Scotland and emigrated to America in 1849, was an advocate of U.S. forest conservation and was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California. Muir has emerged as perhaps the greatest prophet of an era which finds itself suddenly aware of the urgent need to care for our planet.

    Non-member price: $11.23

    • Our National Parks

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Peter Coates
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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    In this poetic audiobook, hear the words of legendary outdoorsman John Muir's entreaty to the American people imploring them to develop, as he did, a connection to their national parks. An ardent outdoorsman, a gifted writer, a dedicated preservationist, and a spiritual beacon, John Muir worked in his life and in his writing to inspire everyone to find a love for the wilderness and to become invested in its preservation.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Wilderness Essays

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies, Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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    In this engaging audio edition, find out why Wilderness Essays is the top-selling book by John Muir. Wilderness Essays is an essential collection of the finest essays ever written by the “Father of the National Parks.” An ardent outdoorsman, a gifted writer, a dedicated preservationist, and a spiritual beacon, John Muir conveys here the boundless love and wonder of the natural world that drove his critically important work.  

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • My First Summer in the Sierra & Acres of Diamonds (Annotated)

    • By: John Muir, Russell H. Conwell
    • Narrated by: Brian Henderson, Daniel Galvez II
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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    John Muir was known as “Father of the National Parks” and was an influential naturalist and environmental philosopher. My First Summer in the Sierra details Muir’s first trip to the Sierra mountains. Russell H. Conwell was an American orator and writer. His most well-known speech, "Acres of Diamonds", conveys how one does not need to look elsewhere for fortune or opportunity; the resources to realize your goals and desires are present in your own community.  

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    • My First Summer in the Sierra

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending sheep formed the heart of this book, which was first published in 1911 and which eventually lured thousands of Americans to visit Yosemite country. My First Summer in the Sierra incorporates the lyrical accounts and sketches Muir produced during his four-month stay in the Yosemite River Valley and the High Sierra.

    Non-member price: $33.82

    • Stickeen

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Andre Stojka
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    "Stickeen.... pushed his head past my shoulders, looked down and across, then looked me in the face and began to mutter and whine; saying as plainly as if speaking with words, "Surely, you are not going into that awful place. "As the darkness of a freezing night approaches, an experienced American naturalist and a dog are trapped on an Alaskan Glacier. This is a true story, written by one of the United States' most famous naturalists and explorers.

    Non-member price: $3.03

    • John Muirs Last Journey

    • South to the Amazon and East to Africa
    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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    Leaving from Brooklyn, New York, in August 1911, John Muir, at the age of seventy-three and traveling alone, embarked on an eight-month, 40,000-mile voyage to South America and Africa. The 1911-12 journals and correspondence reproduced in this volume allow us to travel with him up the great Amazon, into the jungles of southern Brazil, to snowline in the Andes, through southern and central Africa to the headwaters of the Nile, and across six oceans and seas in order to reach the rare forests he had so long wished to study.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Steep Trails - Excerpts

    • By: John Muir
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    These four excerpts, from the writings of John Muir, document his naturalist studies in a number of different settings. These highly descriptive stories detail his expeditions in the rugged outdoors. His documented studies led him to an awe of the natural splendors of the earth, and eventually to a position of preservation. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas.

    Non-member price: $1.31