Travels in Alaska

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(4.7 stars; 67 reviews)

In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to verify his theories of glacial action. Again and again he returned to this continental laboratory of landscapes. The greatest of the tide-water glaciers appropriately commemorates his name. Upon this book of Alaska travels, all but finished before his unforeseen departure, John Muir expended the last months of his life. (Summary by William Frederic Bade) (9 hr 6 min)


00 - Preface 6:15 Read by Esther
01 - Puget Sound and British Columbia 16:55 Read by L. Lambert Lawson
02 - Alexander Archipelago and the Home I found in Alaska 19:37 Read by John Dennison
03 - Wrangell Island and Alaska Summers 30:38 Read by John Dennison
04 - The Stickeen River 21:42 Read by greatbasinrain
05 - A Cruise in the Cassiar 33:44 Read by Josh Smith
06 - The Cassiar Trail 16:20 Read by Jersey City Frankie
07 - Glenora Peak 19:57 Read by LivelyHive
08 - Exploration of the Stickeen Glaciers 28:18 Read by Josh Smith
09 - A Canoe Voyage to Northward 44:05 Read by Robert White
10 - The Discovery of Glacier Bay 41:17 Read by LivelyHive
11 - The Country of the Chilcats 25:30 Read by John Dennison
12 - The Return to Fort Wrangell 31:24 Read by John Dennison
13 - Alaska Indians 13:45 Read by Bellona Times
14 - Sum Dum Bay 47:06 Read by Mark F. Smith
15 - From Taku River to Taylor Bay 40:15 Read by John Dennison
16 - Glacier Bay 20:13 Read by John Dennison
17 - In Camp at Glacier Bay 37:29 Read by Josh Smith
18 - My Sled-Trip on the Muir Glacier 37:00 Read by LivelyHive
19 - Auroras 13:26 Read by LivelyHive
20 - Glossary of Words in the Chinook Jargon 1:49 Read by Bellona Times


Amazing tale of the wilderness

(5 stars)

No-one writes about the splendors of the wild quite like John Muir, his prose is lucid and elegant. And what an adventure he had in his travels in Alaska! A big thank you to all the readers for revealing this rare treasure to me.

(5 stars)

this book must have been a revelation in its time for the audience who have not the benefit of high-definition TV the narrators were fine even though rather a deadpan delivery in some cases

Thank you LibriVox for another excellent book

(5 stars)

Another excellent Adventure from John Muir and thank you to all the readers you did an excellent job

(5 stars)

Great to go on Muir's adventures

That's A Muir, Eh!

(5 stars)

I just can't get enough of John Muir and others, such as Enos Mills, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Isabella L. Bird, Zane Grey, and Owen Wister, who can instantly transport me to the places I have fallen in love with. I can't be there, in body, very often, or for very long, but I am there, in.mind and spirit, 5he second I hear their vivid, true to life descriptions, of the awe-inspiring landscapes and wonders, of the natural world. My heart aches, to feel all the time, as I do, when I am among those wonders.


(5 stars)