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NPR Sound Treks: Adventures

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Public Radio / Sports / Outdoor Skills
Unabridged   1 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/01/2010

NPR Sound Treks: Adventures

Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremes

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Audio CD ISBN:9781615730643
Digital Download ISBN:9781615730650


Vivid stories from the world of outdoor adventure and its adrenaline-craving participants.

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Product Description

Experience a refreshing adrenaline rush on this NPR guided tour of the ultimate in outdoor fun: Whether whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, mountain climbing in the Himalayas, kayaking in Alaska, airboarding in Oregon’s Cascade mountains, or bungee jumping in Australia, each story is an amazing sound adventure—and a great escape.

The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness.

  • Introduction by Jon Hamilton
  • Racing for Adventure in Borneo
  • The Unger Report: Indoor Skydiving
  • Leaping Down Under
  • Sliders: Racing Down Berkeley’s Steep Hills
  • Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon
  • Air Boarding: Surfing the Slopes, Belly-First
  • Whitewater Rafting on New York’s Hudson River
  • Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next “King Line”
  • Kayaking in Alaska
  • Climbing Blind in the Himalayas
  • Author Bio

    JON HAMILTON has served as a correspondent for NPR’s science desk since 1998. His current beat includes neuroscience, health risks, behavior, and bioterrorism. Before joining NPR in 1998, Hamilton was a media fellow with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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