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Review of Humpback Whale Song

This wonderful story takes the listener on a journey to explore the unknown. Heidi gives us an intimate look at one of natures most beautiful creatures, the humpback whale. What I enjoyed most about this piece is Heidi protrays these mammals and the scientists who follow them with none of the syrupy sweetness that accompany most stories of animals in the wild. Hers is a story that merely conveys the facts of their behavior while allowing them reveal themselves for what they are: interesting characters who engage our interest and our imagination. With rich sound and a compelling narrative, this piece would make an excellent choice for virtually any news or features magazine.