Did you know eels can live for an impressive amount of time out of water or that, despite thousands of years of observation, we still don't fully understand the eel's life cycle? Narrator Alex Wyndam skillfully uses pitch and thoughtful pacing to underscore author Svensson's passion for these singular fish, which have been studied by a diverse range of researchers and have had a surprising impact on politics and ethnic identity. Chapters on the eel throughout history are interwoven with those paying tribute to the author's beloved father, an avid eel fisherman and eater. Wyndam's deep tones and expressive delivery are well matched to both aspects of this audiobook, connecting listeners to the natural world and a special bond between father and son. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780062968845 $20.99
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