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SECRET LIFE OF THE CITY How Nature Thrives in the Urban Wild

by | Read by Mary Helen Gallucci

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

For any nature lover, this audiobook is nearly irresistible. Bjorgaas, a biologist, takes a close look at the ways insects, birds, mammals, trees, and plants adapt to life in the more densely populated human environs. The anecdotes are vividly written and fascinating, albeit somewhat awkwardly organized. Mary Helen Gallucci is an earnest narrator who does a fine job with pace, pronunciation, and enunciation. However, her tone and cadence have a cautious quality that detracts from the listening experience. In addition, audible inhalations often interrupt the flow of syntax, creating a tense, distracting mood. Devoted listeners will likely be able to block out these elements in favor of the information included in the text. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2024]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2023

DD ISBN 9798350827965 $19.99


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2023

DD ISBN 9798350827972 $47.95

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