Narrator David Pittu unpacks his full valise of vocalizations in this exceptional story of encountering one of the planet's least seen animals--the snow leopard. He narrates this all-too-brief audiobook, modulating its quiet drama, poetic riffs, and personal asides at a careful pace in a style that reveals the workings of the famous French travel writer's philosophical mind. Tesson's normally active life--he's walked around the globe--is set aside when he joins the great French naturalist photographer Vincent Munier on an excursion to Tibet, where they seek the elusive leopard. (About 5,000 remain across a dozen countries.) They wait for long hours in subzero temperatures to capture it in word and image. The author and the listener are rewarded with expressive descriptions of the snow leopard "among slippery white landscapes." A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593413265 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593413272 $38.00
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