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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:
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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, 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 profiling a northern Maine game warden named John McPhee in Table of Contents, or tracking down a fortune in unofficial art from the Soviet Union's Khrushchev-Brezhnev era in The Ransom of Russian Art, McPhee gives the listener an intimate and provocative glimpse at the physical landscape and into 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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Louis W | 8/2/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Taylor | 10/29/2012

    " 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 by Jimmy | 8/6/2010

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/2/2009

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

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