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  • What Owls Know, What Humans Believe
  • Written by: Carl Safina
  • Narrated by: Carl Safina
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Alfie and Me

Written by: Carl Safina
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When ecologist Carl Safina and his wife, Patricia, took in a near-death baby owl, they expected that, like other wild orphans they'd rescued, she'd be a temporary presence. But Alfie's feathers were not growing correctly, requiring prolonged care. As Alfie grew and gained strength, she became a part of the family, joining a menagerie of dogs and chickens and making a home for herself in the backyard.

Alfie & Me is the story of the remarkable impact this little owl would have on their lives. The continuing bond of trust following her freedom—and her raising of her own wild brood—coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a year in which Carl and Patricia were forced to spend time at home without the normal obligations of work and travel. Witnessing all the fine details of their feathered friend's life offered Carl and Patricia a view of existence from Alfie's perspective.

One can travel the world and go nowhere; one can be stuck keeping the faith at home and discover a new world. Safina's relationship with an owl made him want to better understand how people have viewed humanity's relationship with nature across cultures and throughout history. Interwoven with Safina's keen observations, insight, and reflections, Alfie & Me is a work of profound beauties and magical timing harbored within one upended year.

©2023 Carl Safina (P)2024 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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C'est une bonne histoire

Mais ça aurait pu être tellement plus agréable si ça aurait été plus court. C'est comme si tout ce qu'on pense arrive dans l'histoire. Je ne suis plus capable. Trop c'est comme pas assez. J'ai décidé de mettre comme terminé et passer à un autre livre. Désolé.

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Loved this book

Fascinating story, woven together with insights helping the reader develop the compassion and foresight to do all we can to preserve the natural world.

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