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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John McPhee Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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For a person who has not encountered John McPhee's lively writing, The Second John McPhee Reader is the perfect introduction. McPhee, author of Coming Into the Country, and Assembling California punctuates his delightful prose with a sharp sense of humor and a fascination with things most of us never bother to notice. Whether he's working for farmer in the Greenmarkets in Harlem, Brooklyn, or the Upper East Side in Giving Good Weight, or trekking through Switzerland in La Place de la Concorde Suissea, McPhee gives the listener an intimate and provocative glimpse of the physical landscape and the people who are shaped by it.

This Reader showcases a writer who not only is in absolute command of his craft, but also who revels in the pleasures of a fragile world. Narrator Nelson Runger's gravelly voice powerfully conveys McPhee's understated writing. Intriguing and thought-provoking, this audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested in the natural or human worlds.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Stricker | 1/21/2013

    " Always an entertaining read. John McPhee could write about anything and make it interesting. I had read several of the stories features here but it was fun to read an excerpt and remember the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 10/10/2012

    " I love hiking, canoeing, and just hanging out with McPhee. There's not much page turning narrative to be had here, or ever, by McPhee, but the guy can take me to places any time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 11/5/2011

    " Maybe it's the unappealing cover or maybe it's the writing style, but this book didn't appeal to me. I really wanted to like it but just couldn't get there. I quit after 3 chapters/stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/14/2010

    " Want to read more of The Control of Nature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 9/20/2008

    " "Any time I read John McPhee I come away feeling informed, entertained and possibly a better writer. Among the memorable stories in this collection dating from "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy | 8/30/2007

    " Selections from stories about the Swiss Army, farmers markets in New York, and the geology of New Jersey. Reading McPhee is always educational. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Louis W | 10/27/2006

    " If you love The New Yorker you'll like John McPhee; he is TNY's nonfic style. Long and looooong. If you dont dig it, well...steer clear of the piece about the geology of New Jersey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 11/19/2005

    " THis guy is a great observer and writer. "

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About the Author
Author John McPhee

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with the New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. The same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with FSG, and followed with several others.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions and won him two AudioFile Earphones Awards. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.