Get a free audiobook

Underland

Written by: Robert Macfarlane
Narrated by: Roy McMillan
Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Underland by Robert Macfarlane. 

Shortlisted for the Best Nonfiction Audiobook at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020.

A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century.

The highly anticipated new book from the internationally best-selling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways.

Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet....

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

What the critics say

"He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation." (Wall Street Journal)

What listeners say about Underland

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful audiobook!

This was a fantastic and rich book that I am glad to have listened to. The narrator is excellent and I believe the experience of listening to the audiobook greatly enhances an already lovely book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Personal informative and entertaining

Loved this book. With enough interesting personal adventures, story and research to complete the fascinating text. The author’s journey into caves, forest below ground ecosystems, tunnels under cities, deep mines and into glaciers carry the reader with him on a wonderful search for knowledge and adventure.