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THE CLOUD FOREST A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

by | Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Contemporary Culture • 9.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1961

Peter Matthiessen chronicles the wildlife and cultures he encountered during a lengthy trip through South America. His eloquent prose and unique descriptive talent make one think one is hearing a novel. First published in 1961, this book reveals some outdated attitudes, as when the author calls the indigenous people “savages” and describes children as having a “dirty-brown color." The baritone voice of narrator Stefan Rudnicki booms at a crisp pace. He capitalizes on the author's tendency to exploit alliterative phrases and pronounces the abundant scientific names with ease. However, to read a book about South America, a narrator should have a better ability with Spanish names and places. Also, audiobooks have no graphics, and that’s disappointing in view of the extent to which flora, fauna, and geography dominate the account. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2010]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781441710628 $34.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781441710598 $59.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441710604 $90.00 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441710635 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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