Derek Perkins gives a flawless performance in this fascinating examination of global topophilia (a sense of place) and biophilia (the bond between human beings and other living systems). Perkins’s articulate and unrushed narration allows the listener to assimilate the plethora of geographical, political, cultural, and historical facts offered in this study of 47 extraordinary, and mostly unknown, locations. Perkins’s credible command of numerous accents, in addition to deft modulations to introduce each new location and bring out various local voices, keeps many parts of the book, with their extensive information, from being too dry. While all these aspects of his narration are engaging, it’s Perkins’s warmth that truly reveals his understanding of the book and that effectively conveys its message about the significance of place. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2014
CD ISBN 9781494505820 $37.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781494555825 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $16.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2014
CD ISBN 9781494535827 $77.99 Seven CDs
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