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Publisher's Summary

A nature audiobook unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat - a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded - brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures. In unflinchingly honest prose, he reveals the unexpectedly dark underbelly of patrolling and protecting public lands.
©2004 Jordan Fisher Smith (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Erin Sullivan on 08-30-17

More nature than noir

Well written, informative history of the American River Canyon. Enjoyed the stories about the colorful characters he met during his time as a ranger. The reader of this book is awful, however. I think anyone would enjoy reading this.more than listening.

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4 out of 5 stars
By jennifer on 08-01-17

Whole new perspective on park rangers!

Engaging, educational and a thought provoking reflection on our place in nature. It leaves us pondering our future within the natural world and if generations to come will value it enough to protect it.

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