The Art of Patience by Sylvain Tesson, Trans. by Frank Wynne, Read by David Pittu
Journey in Search of the Elusive Snow Leopard
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David Pittu unpacks his full valise of vocalizations in The Art of Patience, an exceptional story of encountering one of the planet’s least seen animals—the snow leopard. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss this immersive audiobook by Sylvain Tesson, read by Pittu with a careful pace and style that reveal the workings of the famous French travel writer’s philosophical mind. The descriptions of the places traveled are lovely and inspiring, and the interactions with the elusive snow leopard are remarkable and almost otherworldly.
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