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well worth the read. Great performance by the writer himself. I learned a lot and enjoyed the offshoots into esoteric topics.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A good listen for Woodworkers and tree people and a nice homage to ash trees.
Penn has important environmental things to say and does so engagingly and relevantly. He is deeply connected to trees and woodland on a very emotional level and his enthusiasm comes through in this telling of the post mortem uses of one particular tree. His tree now lives on in the artefacts and uses made of its flesh and we all learn to appreciate and value it, and by extension all timber, through this tale.
I listened to this book while engaged in my own amateur fiddling with my own woodland and if you can do so I heartily recommend you listen surrounded by trees.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Robert Penn has written an easily consumable and fascinating love letter to an ash tree he took from his local woods and the products that he produced from it.
The author's narration brings the book alive and adds to the listener's enjoyment and experience of what is an unusual and imaginative approach to the subject of the natural world .
He weaves aspects of history, biology of trees together with our human experience making the whole book calming and almost as meditative as sitting in a wood and experiencing nature first hand.
I loved it!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A perfect demonstration of effortless mindfulness. A thoroughly enjoyable, informative and, surprisingly, relaxing read. Some parts are almost as if listening to a guided meditation; I will be listening again!