Wayfinding is the ancient seafaring art of navigating according to the natural signs. As a self-help philosophy, Wayfinding means being aware of our environment and our responses to outside stimuli. It also means learning about the environment for which we evolved, and how it differs from the environment in which we live. Wayfinding is not a destination. It is a neverending journey. It doesn't have to be yours; it is simply a description of the path that I am on, with all my bumbling and lack of expertise on full display.More
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A great start on the Wayfinding series
Having listened up to Part 6, I have rated this one 5 stars because it sold me on the rest of the series.
I knew Hugh Howey from his other works, and was a little bit skeptical on this one. Was it going to be some self-help mumbo jumbo? I'm not a fan of those, so I was wary. It's a short listen - about 40 minutes - so it was perfect for my morning commute. I decided to give it a try and don't regret one bit.
The way it moved from a narrative to Howey presenting his theories was really well done; it kept the experience engaging and made me curious about what topic would come up next.
Graham Vic, the narrator, has a very pleasant voice and fits this book so well I felt both as if a friend was talking to me, and as if Howey himself had narrated this book!
I caught myself having to pause and rewind at times because something or other he said got me thinking about how my own life fit into what he was describing, and what I could do to maintain/change it.
Rats and Rafts is interesting enough to make a person want to get the rest of the series, and at the same time short enough that you don't feel like you've wasted your time in case it turns out not to be your cup of tea.