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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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By Natalie on 03-18-17

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.

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By K. Kottaridis on 08-21-17

needs a more compelling reader...

... To express in articulate Ms Solnit's compelling prose. I found myself drifting even when I was deliberately trying to pay attention. The good news is that I've bought the book and it is definitely worth reading!

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By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

Fantastic writer, not a great reader.

I wanted to like this, but found the reading very hard to follow. Solnit often pauses halfway through a sentence at an unnatural point, in a way that makes it a challenge to correctly parse. This is a flaw when each sentence is so heavy with meaning.
I was somewhat heartened to read other reviews, which similarly say the reading is difficult to follow. It’s not just me!

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By Becky Livingston on 01-03-17

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.

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