A Field Guide to Getting Lost

  • by Rebecca Solnit
  • Narrated by Rebecca Solnit
  • 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past 200 years (Wanderlust), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late 19th-century America (River of Shadows), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an inventive and original writer whose mind is daring in the connections it makes. A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery.


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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic writer, not a great reader.

I wanted to like this, but found the reading very hard to follow. Solnit often pauses halfway through a sentence at an unnatural point, in a way that makes it a challenge to correctly parse. This is a flaw when each sentence is so heavy with meaning.
I was somewhat heartened to read other reviews, which similarly say the reading is difficult to follow. It’s not just me!
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Hard copy preferable

Exceptional content by Rebecca Solnit. I would recommend reading a hard copy over listening to the audiobook as I found her reading voice very repetitive, her tenor rather tragic.
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- Becky Livingston

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios