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John Muir audiobook celebrates summer in the Sierras

August 15, 2011 |  8:06 am

It's been 100 years since John Muir published "My First Summer in the Sierra." The renowned author and naturalist, then 73 years old, looked back at  the summer he was 23. Broke, longing to explore the mountains, he was hired to go up into the Sierra as a shepherd; his experiences are part of what led him to found the Sierra Club.

To celebrate the centenary of Muir's book, "My First Summer in the Sierra" is being released as an audiobook by Silver Hollow Audio, narrated by Brett Barry. A sample is available online so listeners can decide if Muir's story is the right accompaniment for their own summer trips.


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Photo: Duck Lake in the John Muir Wilderness in the Sierra Mountains in 2005. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times