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  2. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
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  3. The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian
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  4. Written in Blood Audiobook Written in Blood
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  5. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
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  6. The Last Widow Audiobook The Last Widow
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  7. Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook Daughters of Cornwall
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  8. How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life
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  10. The Lying Life of Adults Audiobook The Lying Life of Adults
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Above the Clouds: How I Carved My Own Path to the Top of the World Audiobook

Above the Clouds: How I Carved My Own Path to the Top of the World

Author: Kilian Jornet Narrator: Steven Brand Release Date: August 2020

'Kilian Jornet is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation.'—NEW YORK TIMES 'Inspiring and humbling'— ALEX HONNOLD The most accomplished mountain runner of all time contemplates his record-breaking climbs of Mount Everest in this profound memoir—an intellectual and spiritual journey that moves from the earth’s highest peak to the soul’s deepest reaches. Kilian Jornet has broken nearly every mountaineering record in the world and twice been named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. In 2018 he summitted Mount Everest twice in one week—without the help of bottled oxygen or ropes. As he recounts a life spent studying and ascending the greatest peaks on earth, Jornet ruminates on what he has found in nature—simplicity, freedom, and spiritual joy—and offers a poetic yet clearheaded assessment of his relationship to the mountain . . . at times his opponent, at others, his greatest inspiration. 

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It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska Audiobook

It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska

Author: Adrienne Lindholm Narrator: Suzie Althens Release Date: August 2020

In an authentic and honest voice, writer Adrienne Lindholm recounts her move to Alaska as a young woman eager to begin her career in environmental and wildlife studies. She finds herself initially out of her depth among her peers, many of whom are also 'Outsiders,' new to the state, but who seem more experienced, more confident. Eventually she finds her way, immersing herself in the rigors of wilderness adventures and building a community of outdoorsy friends to sustain her. Soon she falls in love with JT and gradually, at times painfully, they build a life together and decide to start a family amidst the wild. Adrienne celebrates the many ways in which Alaska, and her outdoor adventures there, inspired self-discovery, as well as revealing her difficult and intimate journey into motherhood. Her love story encompasses the outline of massive mountains on the horizon, viewed for the first time; a caribou moving through an alder forest; the effort to climb a glaciated peak; and the peace that settles when contemplating a quiet Arctic lake. At times, her love-for JT, but also for nature and life-also feels savage, like when she charges onto a glacier alone, or when she shoots, kills, and skins her first animal.

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Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue Audiobook

Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue

Author: Bree Loewen Narrator: Rachel Perry Release Date: August 2020

Mountain search-and-rescue volunteer Bree Loewen's to-do list isn't quite the same as most people's. On any given day, it might include: ● Go grocery shopping ● Bake pie seen on Pinterest ● Figure out what to do with my life ● Rescue climbers caught in avalanche on Chair Peak ● Pick up Vivi at Mom's A former Mount Rainier climbing ranger and trained leader in mountain search-and-rescue, Bree shares the drama and the camaraderie of this work, as well as the challenges of trying to fit her other roles as wife and mother into what is still largely a masculine environment. In a fearless voice-disarming yet laced with dark humor-Bree guides us through intense recoveries, vivid wilderness landscapes, and the warmth she discovers in motherhood, community, and purpose.

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Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter Audiobook

Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter

Author: Steven Rinella Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer Release Date: June 2020

"Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . . Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor."-The New York Times Book Review   Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his three sons to love the natural world the way he did. As a child, Rinella devoured stories of the American wilderness, especially the exploits of his hero, Daniel Boone. He began fishing at the age of three and shot his first squirrel at eight and his first deer at thirteen. He chose the colleges he went to by their proximity to good hunting ground, and he experimented with living solely off wild meat. As an adult, he feeds his family from the food he hunts.   Meat Eater chronicles Rinella's lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America. He tells of having a struggling career as a fur trapper just as fur prices were falling; of a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing; of canoeing in the Missouri Breaks in search of mule deer just as the Missouri River was freezing up one November; and of hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska.   Through each story, Rinella grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers, and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do.   A thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the land, the natural world, and the history of hunting, Rinella also includes after each chapter a section of "Tasting Notes" that draws from his thirty-plus years of eating and cooking wild game, both at home and over a campfire. In Meat Eater he paints a loving portrait of a way of life that is part of who we are as humans and as Americans. Praise for Meat Eater   "Full of empathy and intelligence . . . In some sections of the book, the author's prose is so engrossing, so riveting, that it matches, punch for punch, the best sports writing."-The Wall Street Journal   "Steven Rinella is one of the best nature writers of the last decade. . . . This book was a page-turner."-Tim Ferris   "Rinella's writing is unerringly smart, direct, and sharply detailed."-The Boston Globe   "A unique and valuable alternate view of where our food comes from."-Anthony Bourdain

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A Higher Calling: Pursuing Love, Faith, and Mount Everest for a Greater Purpose Audiobook

A Higher Calling: Pursuing Love, Faith, and Mount Everest for a Greater Purpose

Author: Iv Harold Earls, Rachel Earls Narrator: Iv Harold Earls, Rachel Earls Release Date: June 2020

The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world.   As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel's dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband's audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything.   A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the ups and downs of their relationship, from their unlikely introduction and whirlwind romance to their fairy-tale wedding and the dreams they shared. Dreams that required tremendous sacrifice and faith-in each other and in God.   As their dreams are realized, witness how Harold and Rachel used their powerful bond of love to overcome obstacles and learn that life is about doing versus having, serving versus getting, being versus wanting.   A Higher Calling shows each of us that when God's purpose and our passion meet, we can transcend any sacrifice we make on the mountains of adversity. And as we approach life with an attitude of thanksgiving, we realize that being joyful and living in love is worth it. Every time.

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101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods: The Most Effective Wilderness Know-How on Fire-Making,  Audiobook

101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods: The Most Effective Wilderness Know-How on Fire-Making,

Author: Kevin Estela Narrator: Matthew Boston Release Date: June 2020

'Feeder' mind-set means being in control of a situation, proactive rather than reactive. It is an optimistic outlook that reframes any situation as a learning experience. Kevin Estela teaches survival skills from this feeder-based perspective, which is what separates his teaching style from other wilderness instructors. Kevin has written the quintessential guide for an outdoor enthusiast's 'bucket list' of skills-how to make a fire, build a shelter, gather food, find water, use a knife correctly, and make cordage. These skills will keep you safe and better prepare you to deal with emergencies in the field, when you'll need the additional skills of signaling and communication, navigation, and crisis first aid taught in this book. Each chapter concludes with more advanced techniques to build your skills in various challenging situations, with tips that even seasoned survival enthusiasts haven't thought of. 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods is a lifetime reference you will turn to over and over again. It will become the first thing you pack for any adventure and just might save your-or someone else's-life.

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The Prepper's Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource Audiobook

The Prepper's Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource

Author: Daisy Luther Narrator: Emily Durante Release Date: June 2020

NO SOURCE IS LEFT UNTAPPED IN THIS ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE TO SUPPLYING LIFE-SAVING WATER AFTER A DISASTER You can survive up to three weeks without food, but only three days without water! When catastrophe strikes, having enough water can spell the difference between life and death. The Prepper's Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow. Thanks to this book's laser-focus on water, you'll quickly learn how to: ● Store fresh water ● Collect rainwater ● Purify water from lakes and rivers ● Dig a well for groundwater In addition to harvesting water, you'll gain the tools to keep large stores untainted for long periods of time, test the water you collect for dangerous toxins, and treat water-related illnesses that are commonly contracted during a disaster.

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Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers Audiobook

Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

Author: John Gierach Narrator: David Colacci Release Date: June 2020

In his latest fresh and original collection, Gierach shows us why fly-fishing is the perfect antidote to everything that is wrong with the world. In Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers, Gierach looks back to the long-ago day when he bought his first resident fishing license in Colorado, where the fishing season never ends, and just knew he was in the right place. And he succinctly sums up part of the appeal of his sport when he writes that it is 'an acquired taste that reintroduces the chaos of uncertainty back into our well-regulated lives.' Lifelong fisherman though he is, Gierach can write with self-deprecating humor about his own fishing misadventures, confessing that despite all his experience, he is still capable of blowing a strike by a fish 'in the usual amateur way.' He offers witty, trenchant observations not just about fly-fishing itself but also about how one's love of fly-fishing shapes the world that we choose to make for ourselves.

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Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A hill walker's journey to the top of the world Audiobook

Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A hill walker's journey to the top of the world

Author: Mark Horrell Narrator: Philip Battley Release Date: June 2020

As he teetered on a narrow rock ledge a yak’s bellow short of the stratosphere, with a rubber mask strapped to his face, a pair of mittens the size of a sealion’s flippers, and a drop of two kilometres below him, it’s fair to say Mark Horrell wasn’t entirely happy with the situation he found himself in. He had been an ordinary hiker who had only read books about mountaineering. When he signed up for an organised trek in Nepal with a group of elderly ladies, little did he know that ten years later he would be attempting to climb the world’s highest mountain. But as he travelled across the Himalayas, Andes, Alps and East Africa, following in the footsteps of the pioneers, he dreamed up a seven-point plan to gain the skills and experience which could turn a wild idea into reality. Funny, incisive and heartfelt, his journey provides a refreshingly honest portrait of the joys and torments of a modern-day Everest climber.

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Gathered Around the Campfire: S'mores and Stories Under the Stars Audiobook

Gathered Around the Campfire: S'mores and Stories Under the Stars

Author: Melody A. Carlson Narrator: Susan Hanfield Release Date: May 2020

Whether your idea of camping is in a tiny tent, a luxury RV, or somewhere in between, nothing beats having fun with family and friends in the fresh air. Relive favorite memories of childhood vacations and get excited for future outdoor adventures with these humorous and heartwarming recollections from bestselling author and camping enthusiast Melody Carlson. Pack your gear and hit the road with Melody as you encounter: Campfire Connections-how a simple offer of firewood sparks a friendship. Lolly the Bear-an unexpected guest with a sweet tooth pays a morning visit. The Worst Camping Trip Ever-a pregnant woman and a torrential downpour make for a hasty midnight departure. Best-Laid Plans-all it takes is one unhappy camper to spoil an outing. Fireworks on the Fourth-an explosive clash between generations ends with a promise of unconditional love. Along the way, you'll enjoy inspirational quotes and practical tips to make your next camping experience even 's'more' of a success. So gather 'round and get ready for some unforgettable stories.

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In Praise of Paths: Walking Through Time and Nature Audiobook

In Praise of Paths: Walking Through Time and Nature

Author: Torbjørn Ekelund Narrator: Tj Oberholzer Release Date: May 2020

An ode to paths and the journeys we take through nature, as told by a gifted writer who stopped driving and rediscovered the joys of traveling by foot. Torbjørn Ekelund started to walk-everywhere-after an epilepsy diagnosis affected his ability to drive. The more he ventured out, the more he came to love the act of walking, and an interest in paths emerged. In this poignant, meandering book, Ekelund interweaves the literature and history of paths with his own stories from the trail. As he walks with shoes on and barefoot, through forest creeks and across urban streets, he contemplates the early tracks made by ancient snails and traces the wanderings of Romantic poets, amongst other musings. If we still "understand ourselves in relation to the landscape," Ekelund asks, then what do we lose in an era of car travel and navigation apps? And what will we gain from taking to paths once again?

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Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival Audiobook

Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Author: Dave Canterbury Narrator: Travis Tonn Release Date: May 2020

Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury! In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness. Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.

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