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The Hidden Lives of Owls Audiobook

The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive Birds

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Publisher's Summary

In this New York Times best seller, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls. Leigh Calvez takes listeners on an adventure into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest - often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that's part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring the questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology.

©2016 Leigh Calvez (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Calvez writes with feeling and is obviously in awe of these mysterious creatures." (Library Journal)

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    "Good data, very evocative"

    The data about the subject was current, thorough, and extremely well researched. I like everything about the book very much. The author delved into anthropomorphism towards the end, although I admit I would have done the same in her circumstance. Good read.

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    "Terrible narrator, book might be great otherwise"

    The most stilted narrator ever! Can't be improved by increasing playback speed to 1.25x. Very disappointing since I really like owls and natural history books in general.

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    "good reporting"

    I learned much, despite issues with the writer's style. Overlook the cliches, the anthropomorphisms, the vapid asides and the general flatness of the writing and you will enjoy this book.

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