Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald audiobook

Vesper Flights

By Helen Macdonald
Read by Helen Macdonald

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780802128812

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705000366

  • ISBN: 9781664786363

Runtime: 10.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A Time Magazine Pick for Summer

An Entertainment Weekly Pick for Best Summer Reading

A Literary Hub Pick of Best New Books to Read This Summer

Animals don't exist to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves. From the internationally acclaimed author of H is for Hawk comes Vesper Flights, a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world. In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved pieces, along with new essays on topics and stories ranging from nostalgia and science fiction to the true account of a refugee's flight to the UK. Her pieces ranges from accounts of swan upping on the Thames to watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary to seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests. She writes about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds' nests, what we do when we watch wildlife and why. This is a book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make the world around us, by one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An altogether memorable collection…Exemplary writing about the intersection of the animal and human worlds.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A profound meditation on life and freedom.” Entertainment Weekly
“Macdonald fills her narratives with vivid descriptions of the wildlife that surrounds us.” Time
“A collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep…meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight…She writes with heart-tugging clarity.” BuzzFeed
“Gorgeously composed, complexly affecting, and stunningly revelatory.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Helen Macdonald

Author Bio: Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator, historian, and naturalist, as well as an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. She also worked as a research fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. As a professional falconer, she assisted with the management of raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 10.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English