Underland: A Deep Time Journey (Compact Disc)

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Incredibly well-written & totally engaging, it would be an understatement to say this book covers a broad territory.  Landscape, travelogue, memoir & literary criticism...  But also science & history.  Each section could be a brilliant short book.  Together they form something grounded & sublime.  I particularly enjoyed the underlands of Paris. To encounter Macfarlane running with a pack of subterranean guerilla explorers while at the same time meditating on Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project...What could be better?—E.H.

June 2019 Indie Next List

“I don’t think there is a square mile of ground on this planet where Robert Macfarlane couldn’t dig up a new, wondrous story. Underland continues the tradition of profound storytelling, reflection, and, quite simply, gorgeous writing we have come to expect from him. Macfarlane’s ventures into the underworlds of our planet, both mythical and literal, may amount to his finest work yet, and not just because these are the places that have captivated me most throughout my life. I feel fortunate to be living at the same time as him, knowing that as long as he is writing, there is something to look forward to.”
— Chris La Tray, Fact & Fiction Downtown, Missoula, MT

Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“A study of the cultural, geological, and psychological call of the world beneath. From ancient cave paintings to the language of trees, from the catacombs of Paris to the burial mounds of nuclear power plants, McFarlane leads us on a bounding but intimate journey through our past and into our future.”
— Ben Kemper, Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID

Product Details
ISBN: 9781665123495
ISBN-10: 1665123494
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Language: English