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    • H Is for Hawk

    • By: Helen Macdonald
    • Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,980
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,708
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,699

    When Helen MacDonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators: the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral anger mirrored her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mabel The Hawk--The Fire That Burned The Hurts Away

    • By Sara on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Falcon

    • By: Helen Macdonald
    • Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Before best-selling author Helen Macdonald told the story of the goshawk in H Is for Hawk, she told the story of the falcon, in a cultural history of the masterful creature that can "cut the sky in two" with the "perfectly aerodynamic profile of a raindrop", as she so incisively puts it. In talon-sharp prose she explores the spell the falcon has had over her and, by extension, all of us, whether we've seen them "through binoculars, framed on gallery walls, versified by poets, flown as hunting birds, through Manhattan windows, sewn on flags, stamped on badges, or winnowing through the clouds over abandoned arctic radar stations."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helen Macdonald scores again!

    • By linsyh on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • H Is For Hawk

    • By: Helen MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Helen MacDonald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    "Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson PrizeShortlisted for the 2014 Costa Biography Award‘. In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they’re the birdwatchers’ dark grail.’ As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T. H.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delicious collage of word images

    • By Cleon on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Falcon and the Hawk

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Helen Macdonald
    • Narrated by: David Birrell, Gemma Lawrence, Helen Macdonald
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Helen Macdonald is a falconer and poet. She keeps a goshawk called Mabel. As a child she fell in love with a rare book of intense nature writing, J.A. Baker's The Peregrine, which records a winter watching wild peregrines on the Essex coast. Her new play brings her birds and his together. Baker tramps the bleak coastal marshes scanning the skies for fleeting moments of bloody drama as a peregrine stoops at immense speed after a plover or a pigeon.

    Regular price: $8.26