Why Peacocks? by Sean Flynn audiobook

Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird

By Sean Flynn
Read by Vikas Adam

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982101077

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797128726

  • ISBN: 9781797128719

Runtime: 7.35 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An acclaimed journalist seeks to understand the mysterious allure of peacocks—and in the process discovers unexpected and valuable life lessons.

When Sean Flynn’s neighbor in North Carolina texted “Any chance you guys want a peacock? No kidding!” he stared bewilderedly at his phone. He had never considered whether he wanted a peacock. But as an award-winning magazine writer, this kind of mystery intrigued him. So he, his wife, and their two young sons became the owners of not one but three charming yet fickle birds: Carl, Ethel, and Mr. Pickle.

In Why Peacocks?, Flynn chronicles his hilarious and heartwarming first year as a peacock owner, from struggling to build a pen to assisting the local bird doctor in surgery to triumphantly watching a peahen lay her first egg. He also examines the history of peacocks, from their appearance in the Garden of Eden to their befuddling Charles Darwin to their bewitching the likes of Flannery O’Connor and Martha Stewart. And fueled by a reporter’s curiosity, he travels across the globe to learn more about the birds firsthand, with stops including a Scottish castle where peacocks have resided for centuries, a southern California community tormented by a serial killer of peacocks, and a Kansas City airport hotel hosting an annual gathering of true peafowl aficionados.

At turns comically absurd and deeply poignant, Why Peacocks? blends lively, insightful memoir and illuminating science journalism to answer the title’s question. More than that, it offers surprising lessons about love, grief, fatherhood, and family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A truly wise and tender sparkler of a book.” Michael Paterniti, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Sean Flynn

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English