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THE RAVENMASTER My Life with the Ravens at The Tower of London

by | Read by Christopher Skaife

Biography & Memoir • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Author and narrator Christopher Skaife is a Yeoman Warder, otherwise known as a Beefeater, at the Tower of London. Those titles might sound a bit formal or even posh, but Skaife is definitely not either. His natural storyteller's charm results in a performance that is conversational, funny, and self-deprecating. Skaife describes his raven charges with obvious affection. He has most closely bonded with Merlina, and he demonstrates their conversations in "ravenish"--a definite benefit to being a listener. As Skaife outlines his responsibilities as ravenmaster, he blends in ornithological anecdotes about ravens, his former military service (a required qualification for the job), and experiences of living in the tower. Skaife even saw a ghost once, although he prefers to call them "echoes of the past." RAVENMASTER is a joyful listening experience. A.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 9781250298119 $29.99 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9781250298102 $19.99

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