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  • How to Catch a Mole

  • And Find Yourself in Nature
  • By: Marc Hamer
  • Narrated by: Marc Hamer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of How to Catch a Mole, by Marc Hamer. 

A life-affirming audiobook about the British countryside, the cycle of nature, solitude, mortality and contentment, through the prism of a brilliant new nature writer’s experience working as a traditional mole catcher.

'I have been catching moles in gardens and farms for years and I have decided that I am not going to do it any more. Molecatching is a traditional skill that has given me a good life but I am old now and tired of hunting and it has taught me what I needed to learn.'

Although common, moles are mysterious: their habits are inscrutable, they are anatomically bizarre and they live completely alone. Marc Hamer has come closer to them than most, both through his long working life out in the Welsh countryside and his experiences of rural homelessness as a boy, sleeping in hedgerows. 

Over the years, Marc has learned a great deal about these small, velvet creatures who live in the dark beneath us and the myths that surround them, and his work has also led him to a wise and uplifting acceptance of the inevitable changes that we all face. In this beautiful and meditative audiobook, Marc tells his story and explores what moles, and a life in nature, can tell us about our own humanity and our search for contentment.

How to Catch a Mole is a gem of nature writing which celebrates living peacefully and finding wonder in the world around us.

©2019 Marc Hamer (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Endearing especially if you are a mole

I have read Marc’s other book and it is outstanding. I had asked Marc via a tweet about this as I have never been happy about any animal being killed unless absolutely necessary, although I was keen to read it and I am so very , very glad I have. It’s beautiful , it makes you smile , it makes you cry. It is well worth a listen or read it will enable you to be aware of the nature around you in another way and appreciate it. Marc judges no one . To me he is a
Legend . I am blessed to have been able to read and listen to his story and he will be in a little
Section of my heart forever . Have a listen you won’t regret it 💚

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Interesting

Listening to this book is agonizing. It’s a life lesson, I feel the pain of the mole and the man.
I really like it.