The Moth Snowstorm

  • by Michael McCarthy
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Michael McCarthy, one of Britain's leading writers on the environment, proposes this joy as a defence of a natural world which is ever more threatened and which, he argues, is inadequately served by the two defences put forward hitherto: sustainable development and the recognition of ecosystem services.
Drawing on a wealth of memorable experiences from a lifetime of watching and thinking about wildlife and natural landscapes, McCarthy presents a new way of looking at the world.


What the Critics Say

"A great, rhapsodic, urgent book full of joy, grief, rage and love.... A must-read." (Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk)
"Impassioned, polemical and personal.... At its heart, this is a book aiming to persuade those who are broadly sympathetic to think in a different way, and in that it is surely a success - and a joy." (Independent)
"Articulated beautifully...his quest to track down every British butterfly as a tribute to his dead mother brought me to tears." (Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A snowstorm I actually enjoyed.

Where does The Moth Snowstorm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved hearing about the birds and the author's views of them.

What about Gordon Griffin’s performance did you like?

I liked how he read the book overall.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I don't think it's the type of book that would make a good film. Not enough story or drama.

Any additional comments?

I found this book interesting and easy to follow, even though there were 2 strands, the author's upbringing and continuing relations with family and his views on nature as a whole.

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- jillian grant

Wonderful book on so many levels.

Thoroughly enjoyed it and would totally recommend it to anyone who loves the natural world.
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- Mr Loughran

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2015
  • Publisher: Lamplight Audio