Monday, June 9, 2014

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

One night while the moon gleamed out of the clouds in the east, a young female otter gave birth to three cubs in a hollow oak by a woodland river. The pride of the litter was Tarka, "Little Water Wanderer," the name the ancients gave otters in Britain's long-vanished tribal past.
First published in 1927, this classic story of Tarka's life in the country of the Two Rivers has charmed generations of readers. It pictures a never-to-be-forgotten rural England and, through the character of Tarka, lets us experience nature in her infinite variety. Narrated By Michael Maloney. From Goodreads.

This is a long description of the English country side. Sometimes quite long winded. There was some interesting otter hunting sequences when Tarka was being hunted by the hounds.
The best part of this book was that I was listening to it while going for walks in the Danish countryside. I was watching birds of prey, hares and lots of different birds on these walks. I even got spooked by a pheasant that was hiding in the long grass right next to the road.
I can recommend this book to people who like very long and detailed descriptions of nature.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Audio Book Challenge
2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (W-owl)
Crazy Challenge Connection Bard of Avon
Crazy Challenge Connection 2014 RaT #5

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