As a life-long fan of John Muir, and a Wisconsinite born within 50 miles of where he spent his youth, I had never before had the occasion to learn of that time of his life...and young time in Scotland. What a journey he speaks of, the memories of my own youth exploring the undeveloped regions near where I lived resonating with every description. Well worth the listen about times now gone forever. Highly recommended for all ages. 5 stars.
Sue Anderson is a great narrator, full of enthusiasm and has an easy listening voice. She is also 5 stars.
Such an amazing story. I felt I was experiencing every event. John Muir is a wonderful story teller and with Sue Andersons’s ability to bring this all to life is a excellent
This is a wonderful book!!! The narrator speaks a bit quickly and sort of jumbled. I would have loved to have heard a man speaking since it was written by a man.
I found it interesting to learn about Muir's childhood and some of the sparks that developed his passions for creating and innovating new gadgets and ideas, and his lifelong love of the outdoors. Fortunately for us, his academic curiosity to learn and create overcame his strict upbringing that could have easily squelched his confidence to leave home to explore his potential. The narration was good.
I always enjoy Muir’s richness of language. Amazing how he can bring nearly any setting to life. The narrator was quite capable but when listening to biography I prefer to be able to imagine the voice I am hearing is the subject themself. This missed the mark on that count.