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Publisher's Summary

Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir Marley & Me a runaway best seller, biologist and owl expert Stacey O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn owl - and their astonishing and unprecedented 19-year life together.
©2008 Stacey O'Brien (P)2008 Tantor

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I loved the story of Wesley the Owl

I never write reviews, but generally read a few if i don't know the author. I loved this book! I have birds and could totally relate to the authors view of Wesley. I started listening to it yesterday afternoon and couldn't stop. If you don't love birds it might not be for you, but if u love animals and connect with them,this book is charming and insighful. I would recommend this book to people that love animals or have school aged children. it is a wonderful story.

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Charming and informative

Surprising and informative in its revelation of the abilities of a barn owl, charming in the experience of an intimate relationship, "Wesley the Owl" is delightfully read. I'm still musing over many memorable events of a shared life.

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4 the love of bitds

I have a 24-year relationship with my parrot who also thinks of me as my mate.
I just re-read the book for the 2nd time.
This story made me laugh, made me cry. The story is well told, well written. I came to love Stacey &Wesley. I miss them already. Narration is GREAT & I usually do not like female narrators as they mimic male voices.
Story is A+++
It is "The Way of The Owl. "

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Very good listen!

This books reader has a nice voice to listen to. The book is a nice read that takes you into the life of raising an owl and the relationship that was formed in the heartfelt story. Would recommend for any owl/animal lover.

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I’m a sucker, I guess....

I absolutely disappeared into this book; I mean TOTALLY ceased to pay attention to everything else going on around me! A sizeable amount of the story, I heard through my earbuds, mostly during physical therapy sessions. Another big chunk, my two teenaged grandchildren heard in my car as I trundled them from orthodontist to library to meeting their Dad to transfer custody. Since I live some thirty country miles from town, those jaunts involved lots of quiet time. I was amazed when they came out of their tablets and listened to the book instead! The narrator was absolutely perfect, capturing the emotion as well as the excitement and scientific basis for various events and observations. I love animal stories, not tearjerkers, but those that involve learning and building bridges between species.... this will be, and should be, a classic. It is perfect for almost anyone that can sit still long enough to listen to the individual events and sections. For the younger audience, that will break il into just about perfect lengths for restless kiddos. LOVED THIS BOOK!! Multiply the stars, because three of us loved it!

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Marvelous story

Having lived with an owl, I can't begin to say how deeply this touched me. Wesley was an amazing companion.

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Disappointing

As an animal lover I couldn’t believe that Stacey kept Wesley in a room with other caged small birds. She mentions in the beginning that she would need to find homes for the the other birds but didn’t. Then two years later she witnesses Wesley killing one of her defenseless finches. This upset me so much I stopped reading. I would not recommend this book and I hope to get my money back.

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Beautiful Story

Loved it! This is a wonderful story. So well written and narrated. I could almost visualize every moment.

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Warmed my heart!

This was a very sweet and heart warming story about a lady and her best friend.

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Great Story Very Enjoyable

This is a great book. Story and narration both excellent. A very enjoyable listen. I highly recommend it.