Going Public…in Shorts – 6/7

Simon Vance joins us today, offering an essay from Wild Life in a Southern County, by Richard Jeffries. Simon also joins Michelle at My Books, My Life today, so be sure to check it out!


Wild Life in a Southern County

In Wild Life in a Southern County, published in 1879, Jefferies portrays in his highly descriptive and lyrical style the countryside of the South Downs, and explores the natural habitats of its wildlife and people.


Listening & Downloading 
An Essay from Wild Life in a Southern County is offered in full for online listening through June 13th. You can also purchase a download of this story via Downpour, with proceeds going to Reach Out and Read.


SimonpicSimon Vance is the critically acclaimed narrator of over 600 audiobooks, winner of forty-three AudioFile Earphones Awards, and a six-time Audie Award recipient including the 2012 Audie Award for Best Solo Male Audiobook. Simon was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile Magazine, and Booklist Magazine named him its very first “Voice of Choice.” Some of his best-selling and most critically acclaimed performances include The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander series (all 21 titles), the new productions of Frank Herbert’s original Dune series and Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


MybooksmylifeFrom Today’s Blog Host, Michelle at My Books, My Life

I read a lot. Then I tell you what I think about what I read. Pretty simple.

I’ve been blogging about books in some form or another since 2007, though the blog changes as I do. For example, I read almost as many audiobooks as print books these days, so half of my reviews now include notes on the audio production.

By day, I am an employment lawyer living in Florida, but I will always be a Michigander at heart (Go Blue!). I have a new baby boy who I am hopelessly in love with and I will not apologize for interrupting the bookish posts to gush about my awesome little baby. You can see more about my roles as a readerdancerrunner, and mom on their respective pages. Other than that I love music, filling up my dvr with shows I have no time to watch, traveling, and daydreaming about everything I want to do around my house.

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