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"“When you don’t listen, you don’t hear. When you don’t look, you don’t see.” 

When observation and imagination fill the gaps that science can't explain...

It’s believed by many that crows are a symbol of bad luck and death, but by others, crows are the symbol of life, magic, and mysteries. They also symbolize intelligence, flexibility, and destiny.

Grandma often told me superstitious stories and myths. Most of her perceived omens remained unexplainable myths, but she always insisted that if we didn’t pay attention, who knows what would’ve happened. I didn’t become deeply superstitious like my grandma was, but I always kept my mind open for possibilities and for things I simply couldn’t explain by rational thinking. 

In this short audiobook, I reveal some of my observations and experiences with having the privilege to know a crow family for decades, and I also share a great memory of watching and raising a litter of orphaned fox pups. They were our guests for one summer, but they stayed in our hearts forever. Watching them using their instincts and developing their skills to become mighty hunters of the night had been an invaluable experience. 

I’m a writer. Am I telling you a true story or is this a figment of my imagination? You decide. I wrote this story only for the purpose of entertainment, but I hope you will be able to relate to my observations, feelings, and experiences and appreciate these intelligent, majestic birds as much as I do.

©2020 Erika M. Szabo (P)2020 Erika M. Szabo

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  • Brenda Allen
  • 04-02-2021

Great book

This was a great short story and should be read before Messenger. They go together and Omen leads into the Messenger. Love reading about the superstitions of crows. Can't wait to read more from Erika M Szabo.

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  • Sara Sue
  • 24-01-2021

Omen

I received this review copy for free in exchange for a honest review. I highly recommend this title.😎💖

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  • Amanda
  • 09-01-2021

Short, a few problems

I half-hour of this is actually the preview of another book, so the story is way shorter than it appears to be. There are a few issues with the writing, grammar, etc. It wasn’t a terrible book, but I wouldn’t read it again, and I wouldn’t buy it probably.

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  • Fayeray85
  • 03-01-2021

A new view

This story caused me to look at crowd very differently! I’ve never been a hater, and always found them to be beautiful but I never knew the meanings of their numbers. Loved it!

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  • Norma Miles
  • 14-03-2021

" Fox cubs and crows. "

It was the stunning cover which attracted me to this book and I have mixed feelings about the contents. The first half tells of the author's relationship over a six or seven year period with a crow and her mate she called Julia and Julius, and a little family of orphaned fox cubs. It is an absolutely charming account and very believable, despite the introductory warning to decide the verify of what is written.
The remainder of the book, however, consists of two or three brief tales of portent and witchcraft and were mostly somewhat disjointed and mostly pointless - just as a story begins to be interesting it is finished. This second part really seemed like fillets just haphazardly added to fill time.

Narrator Katy Burk was a good choice for the first section, innocently rural homely, but needed more sophistication in the presentation to have any chance of elevating this later part. A book of two parts, hence the midway rating. It would have been better served had it ended earlier.
Omen was a freely gifted complimentary copy, downloaded from the internet. My thanks to the rights holder for making this possible..

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  • Fred Jones
  • 21-01-2021

An interesting series of tales

An interesting series of tales, folklore and superstition Some of which were new to me, narrated well, Short but interesting

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