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Underland

Written by: Robert Macfarlane
Narrated by: Roy McMillan
Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Travel
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Underland, by Robert Macfarlane - the unmissable new book about the worlds beneath our feet, from the best-selling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words.

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future.

Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. 

©2018 Robert Macfarlane (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Beautiful and deep and utterly gutting

MacFarlane is a brilliant writer, able to turn the driest and hardest of ideas into pure, beautiful prose. As with most of his books, this one is part travelogue, part memoir, part cry for the preservation of our world. It's perfectly read, and devastating in its impact on a receptive listener.

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Wonderful

Well written and well read. Such a glorious exploration of the human and earthly underlands. Thank you!