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THE FALCON THIEF A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird

by | Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Contemporary Culture • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies infuses this story of rare-egg theft with all the tension and excitement it deserves. In 2010, a man carrying 14 peregrine falcon eggs was detained at a British airport. This audiobook brings to light Jeffrey Lendrum's career as a smuggler of wild bird eggs destined for rich clients in the Middle East, where falcon racing is popular, especially among the very wealthy. Davies expertly matches his tone to the material, which ranges from breathless adventure, as Lendrum scales cliffs seeking aeries, to the tamer but still fascinating history of falconry, oology, and egg collectors. With perfect pacing, Davies brings every aspect of this exotic story to life: Lendrum himself, the detective who helped convict him, and the underworld of wildlife crime. L.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9781797103440 $17.99

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