Author and narrator Jonathan Slaght gives listeners a unique and engaging look at life in Russia's remote Far East. The wildlife biologist documents his years of field research on the endangered Blakiston's fish owl, the world's largest and most aquatic owl species. Slaght battles floods, roadblocks, and more than a handful of comical locals while skiing, snowmobiling, trekking, and camping in some of the harshest winter conditions. After many tediously daunting years, Slaght identifies and tracks enough breeding owl pairs to formulate a conservation plan. Slaght's vocal performance is detrimentally similar to his writing--scientifically observational and free of emotional commentary. This memoir, with its emphasis on logistics, could have soared higher with a less clinical performance. J.T. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
CD ISBN 9781541418516 $37.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781977368331 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781494547790 $19.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781541442113 $47.95
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