Unseen it may be, but it will not now be unheard. Tantor Audio has just published an audio edition of The Forest Unseen, narrated by Michael Healy. I have not yet listened to the whole reading, but the parts that I’ve heard are great.
You can hear a sample, buy the CDs or mp3s, and hear some clips from the woods on Tantor’s website.
Cover art for the CD case, with Buck Butler’s great photo making another appearance:
Does the reader have a British accent? Would be appropriate. Glad to hear (no pun intended) about this.
Yes, very British.
I am so happy to hear this, David. I will purchase a copy for my sister asap.
Thank you, Jim Ann!
FINALLY! This is exciting, but I was hoping the author would read it himself.
Thank you! No reading from me this time, though. They got a real pro…which results in a much better narration.
Do you still have signed bookplates available? I would like to present your book to a retiring board member and this would be a nice touch to include!
Nancy Jones Blue Heron Nature Preserve
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Yes! The form is here:
Wonderful news. I really enjoyed reading your book and I look forward to hearing it read aloud. Thank you for sharing your studies and insights into nature.
Thank you, Neil!
I am greatly enjoying the book, but I just read one thing that bothered me. In what I assume is an attempt a humor you repeat the myth of “Haight-Ashbury trippers” jumping off buildings. As far as I can tell this has no basis in reality, and it sounds more like anti-drug hysteria / propaganda. In fact I believe that “trippers” are often found in the forest, sitting in one spot for hours, “tripping” on the beauty of nature.
Indeed, beauty is a trip. My information about Haight-Ashbury comes from the stories told to me by the people in whose apartment I stayed when I visited that neighborhood. There is also quite a bit of peer-reviewed data on the effects of hallucinogens. No hysteria intended. Drug use is a complex issue, I grant.