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Most of us think of bugs as pesky creatures we squish under our shoes or bat away with our hands. Under the microscope of Sue Hubbell’s keen eye emerges an exciting world we rarely take the time to see. Author of A Country Year, Hubbell writes regularly for The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and Discover magazines, bringing to her delightful essays the practical veracity of a gentlewoman farmer, and the style and élan of an eccentric who has found her bliss.

©1993 Sue Hubbell (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC

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So much fun!

What made the experience of listening to Broadsides from the Other Orders the most enjoyable?

It was really great to get a glimpse into the lives of so many different lovers-of-bugs. And the descriptions of the insects themselves and their habits were artful and inspiring.

What did you like best about this story?

Every chapter is different, keeping it fresh and interesting.

What does Barbara Caruso bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Barbara's enthusiasm and honest admiration of entomologists, scientists, and insects really comes across in her voice. It is a delight to listen to.