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FLIGHT PATHS How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration

by | Read by Allyson Ryan

Contemporary Culture • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

This audiobook explores the mysteries of bird migration--how they do it and why. The author, an ornithology writer, takes a journalist's approach to the topic, focusing on the people who over the past century have unraveled the secrets of birds' travel. This format adapts well to audio. The largely declarative sentence structure makes the text easy to follow and the concepts easy to understand. Allyson Ryan offers an able narration. Her pleasant, even tone makes the author's vignettes at times sound more like conversations than text. Ryan captures the author's awe at the dedication of the researchers. And whimsical asides--such as the one in which a group of researchers travel in an old station wagon with a locator antenna protruding from the roof--spice up the technical passages. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780063161153 $27.99

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