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Publisher's Summary

Unlike canned nature sounds created in a studio, renowned acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton gives you the real deal. He travels the world recording remarkable locations that capture the essence of the place itself. His lifelong mission is to preserve nature through sound, and his soundscapes are produced with such care and quality that you feel as if he has truly brought a slice of the world into your home. 

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Great to fall asleep to

No repeating loop sound; this is simply a clear, well done recording of about two hours' worth of nature sounds, from rain falling to waves or a waterfall.

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Does not appear in library

Help! Soundscapes says "view in library" but does not show up as downloaded. I have tried numerous times but it does not appear. I look forward to being able to listen to this audio.

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More like this... PLEASE!

When I was a child, my mother and I would listen to old Solitude cassette tapes by Dan Gibson. Like magic, we'd both be lulled to sleep within minutes. Soundscapes by Gordon Hempton captures that magic. This isn't a time for storytelling or narrative. I don't need to learn about the landscape around me, or have the beauty of Earth's whispers muffled by flutes, harps or white noise. Just simple, pure, uninterrupted nature. This is something that is so out of reach for most of us, but is needed by all of us.

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I've listened over & over!

I have difficulty quieting my mind at bedtime, and this does the trick. I use it almost nightly and would highly recommend you give it a try.

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It’s pretty all right

Well recorded. At times it sounds so perfect you would swear it was computerized sounds from a studio.

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Beautiful and calming

I love listening to these natural soundscapes before I go to sleep and while I’m working on anything’ that requires intense focus. It’s really calming. The level of detail, the range of sounds captured in each environment, and the way they’re mixed to create a multidimensional audio environment - it’s just so immersive and soothing. Especially now that I can’t travel to spend time in favourite places, it means a lot to get to experience these with headphones. The Cape Cod seashore and Hoh Rainforest tracks are my favourite, but I listen to all of them.

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Love the sounds

Very calming beautiful sounds of nature puts me to sleep very quickly
Thank you
Nelly