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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,241 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Abbey Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, MD, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ribald, outrageous, and, in fact, scandalous.”


  • “Mixes comedy and chaos with enough chase sequences to leave you hungering for more.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Kramer does justice to this story of old-school radical environmentalism as he brings it to the ears of a new generation of activists.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nadine | 2/15/2014

    " Edward Abbey was my dad's favorite author. We once stayed at a place near Moab, Utah called Pack Creek Ranch. Our cabin butted up against Abbey's former shack, where he did his writing. Somehow it has taken me 10 years to pick up one of his books, and I'm so glad I did. The Monkey Wrench Gang makes even the most law abiding citizen (such as myself, haha) want to pour sand into the gas tank of a bulldozer. The book revolves around a plot to blow up Glen Canyon Dam, the travesty that drowned the canyon and subdued the mighty Colorado River. Ironically, the resulting reservoir is rapidly drying up due to drought and lack of water conservation, achieving without explosives what the Monkey Wrench Gang so desired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barry Maxwell | 2/6/2014

    " I can't believe the date on this book, 1975- it feels totally contemporary. This was way ahead of it's time when written in the 70s. Brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/2/2014

    " Great story about saving Glen Canyon from the virus of humanity. Another great work from Abbey, who develops great characters and pulls the reader into the story. Made me want to go pour syrup into a gas tank. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bob Rickelman | 1/30/2014

    " I've read this several times, and it remains one of my all-time favorites. "

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