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Walter is a pigeon living with his parents in a rancher's coop when a deranged wildcat attacks and sends them scrambling for their lives. Barely escaping with his life, Walter finds himself in a city where kindly street pigeons teach him about language, philosophy, and politics.

A venture south to find a human family for the winter sees him face more desperate peril as a flock of snow geese help him finish the journey. Finding solace in a dorm room with two young college students, Walter heads home with one of them to a ranch in Texas where he is adopted by the close-knit family and their quirky pets.

Walter forms a quick bond with the scientist grandfather who spends every day with Walter, working on a project in a mysterious tiny shack behind the house. This secret work soon becomes the center of Walter's life - and his fate - when he is thrust into an epic struggle for survival against cosmic forces that threaten to destroy the world.

For fans of Watership Down and The Secret of NIMH, A Pigeon's Tale is a mind-bending sci-fi adventure tale about friendship, loyalty, and destiny.

©2015 Susan Mahan (P)2016 Susan Mahan

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The Bird who Cared

What did you love best about A Pigeon's Tale?

It's a story about hard times and hope; Walter (the pigeon) loses his family when he's young and makes friends who become his new family.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the character 'Old Dude' ... he was an old, wise pigeon who trained Walter how to survive in a mean world.

What does Richard J. Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings the characters to life, especially 'Old Dude' and later, the professor, Sir Alfred Jerome ... plus The Great White Stork

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's over 7 hours long, so it's too long to sit through at one time. I think taking it in an hour at a time worked just fine.

Any additional comments?

Good action, drama, intense at places ... no cussing, nothing inappropriate for family settings or young children. That's good to see these days.