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    • Birds in Town and Village

    • By: William Henry Hudson
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    William Henry Hudson was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Though born in Argentina, Hudson came to England in 1874, where he remained until his death in 1922. Absorbed by nature, and in particular by the lives and activities of birds, his acute observations on wildlife led to some charming books which helped establish the pastime of bird watching. Birds in Town and Village is one of his classics. It is a truly engaging rumination on birds, as he watched them go about their daily lives. It is unfailingly charming, and read with an easy, relaxed tone by Neville Jason.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming look at 19th century ornithology

    • By Mrs. Mina on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest

    • By: William Henry Hudson
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Abel, a young man of wealth, fails at a revolution and flees Caracas into the uncharted forests of Guyana. Surviving fever, failing at journal-keeping and gold hunting, he settles in an Indian village to waste away his life: playing guitar for old Cla-Cla, hunting badly with Kua-kó, telling stories to the children. After some exploring, Abel discovers an enchanting forest where he hears a strange bird-like singing. His Indian friends avoid the forest because of its evil spirit-protector, "the Daughter of the Didi".

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Story of the Renaissance

    • By: William Henry Hudson
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Voyages of discovery, inventions, the revival of classical learning, and the advent of science contributed to the intellectual upheavals of this creative period, and are reflected in its literature and art. Hudson focuses on the one thread of continuity that he sees as both the seed and the fruit of this exciting era: the awakening of secular humanism and the emergence of the individual. This history gives the listener a lucid, perceptive analysis of the splendid Renaissance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tapestry of an age

    • By carolyn on 11-18-07

    Regular price: $20.97