• Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes

  • A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness
  • By: Robert Kull
  • Narrated by: Robert Kull
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 23-03-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (11 ratings)

Summary

Years after losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle crash, Robert Kull traveled to a remote island in Patagonia's coastal wilderness with equipment and supplies to live alone for a year. He sought to explore the effects of deep solitude on the body and mind and to find the spiritual answers he'd been seeking all his life. With only a cat and his thoughts as companions, he wrestled with inner storms while the wild forces of nature raged around him. The physical challenges were immense, but the struggles of mind and spirit pushed him even further.
Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes is the diary of Kull's tumultuous year. Chronicling a life distilled to its essence, Solitude is also a philosophical meditation on the tensions between nature and technology, isolation and society. With humor and brutal honesty, Kull explores the pain and longing we typically avoid in our frantically busy lives as well as the peace and wonder that arise once we strip away our distractions. He describes the enormous Patagonia wilderness with poetic attention, transporting the reader directly into both his inner and outer experiences.
©2009 Robert Kull (P)2015 Robert Kull
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2 out of 5 stars
By My Distracted Universe on 21-04-18

I regret buying this book

I was very interested in the book but ended up regretting that I bought it. I assume I would have enjoyed it more if the author didn’t appear to be such an dislikable person. All he does is whine! Anxiety here and scared there. Of what? Life? Get a grip man, seriously. If you’re that afraid of nature then stay at home! That together with the scenes that with his pet that border on animal abuse really makes me wish that I hadn’t given him my money.

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5 out of 5 stars
By DeeDeeLee on 14-12-15

Extraordinary story of an inspired journey

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I read this book when it was first published. I love the audio version even more. Kull's year alone on an isolated island in Patagonia comes alive in his narration. He shares with authentic vulnerability his triumphs, his tragedies, his disappointments, and his spiritual growth. If you yearn for such a transformative adventure, try living vicariously through Kull's recounting of a 21st-century Walden. (Your experience will be much more comfortable! No freezing rain, relentless winds, precarious boat trips, spoiled food stores, or endless collections of firewood!)

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4 out of 5 stars
By james on 21-04-15

we could all use a vision quest.

most outdoor enthusiasts only dream of having a year of solitude in the wilderness. .however. .none of us know exactly how it would affect our psyche. robert kull had the will and the determination to give it a try. humble by nature this guy did what no one else has had the balls to do...what an inspiration! !

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