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Publisher's Summary

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power - taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move - and peaceful coexistence be damned!
©1975 Edward Abbey, renewed 2003 by Clarke Abbey (P)2012 Tantor
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"Mixes comedy and chaos with enough chase sequences to leave you hungering for more." ( San Francisco Chronicle)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 05-20-15

A desert classic that will draw you in

I remember reading this book almost 20 years ago and falling in love with the characters. Abbey's writing style is one in a million and his experiences in the desert southwest make his works priceless if you've ever hiked in Utah or Arizona. Abbey develops characters with so much texture and grit that it gets stuck between your teeth like desert sand. The Monkey Wrench Gang has you cheering for the bad guys and hoping the good guys go veering off the road into the great abyss.

I only hope that Audible follows up one of these days and makes Hayduke Lives available on audiobook.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By MS on 03-02-16

Reading and listening

What an incredible book. I found that oscillating between reading the physical book and listening to this audiobook was a pleasant combination. Edward Abbey's extensive vocabulary is best enjoyed printed, allowing the reading opportunities for deeper comprehension and inquiry. This audiobook, with great and dynamic narration, offers the opportunity for the sense of storytelling. I enjoyed the different voices used for each character and was able to refer back to them when picking up the book in between sessions of listening.

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