The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Caroline Van Hemert

Narrated By: Xe Sands

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: March 2019

Duration: 9 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

WINNER OF THE 2019 BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK COMPETITION: ADVENTURE TRAVEL

For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure.

During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved, she was compelled to experience wildness again, to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animals.

In March of 2012 she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe. Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace -- migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, the steamy breath of caribou, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences.
A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, the book explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of creatures whose daily survival is nothing short of miraculous. It is a journey through the heart, the mind, and some of the wildest places left in North America.

In the end, The Sun Is a Compass is a love letter to nature, an inspiring story of endurance, and a beautifully written testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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  • Silke K.

    It is an enormous pity that the narrator speaks sooo fast that it sounds like gibberish. I absolutely cannot understand what she is saying. I would have loved to listen to this book. A waste of money to download. this book should be removed and be re-read by someone who is not in a great rush to finish reading it.

Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

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