Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North Americas Woods Audiobook, by Lyndsie Bourgon Play Audiobook Sample

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America's Woods Audiobook

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North Americas Woods Audiobook, by Lyndsie Bourgon Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Hayden Bishop Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549156120

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Longest Chapter Length:

30:30 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

15 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:32 minutes

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A gripping account of the billion-dollar timber black market -- and how it intersects with environmentalism, class, and culture.

In Tree Thieves, Lyndsie Bourgon takes us deep into the underbelly of the illegal timber market. As she traces three timber poaching cases, she introduces us to tree poachers, law enforcement, forensic wood specialists, the enigmatic residents of former logging communities, environmental activists, international timber cartels, and indigenous communities along the way.

Old-growth trees are invaluable and irreplaceable for both humans and wildlife, and are the oldest living things on earth. But the morality of tree poaching is not as simple as we might think: stealing trees is a form of deeply rooted protest, and a side effect of environmental preservation and protection that doesn’t include communities that have been uprooted or marginalized when park boundaries are drawn. As Bourgon discovers, failing to include working class and rural communities in the preservation of these awe-inducing ecosystems can lead to catastrophic results.

Featuring excellent investigative reporting, fascinating characters, logging history, political analysis, and cutting-edge tree science, Tree Thieves takes readers on a thrilling journey into the intrigue, crime, and incredible complexity sheltered under the forest canopy.

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“Hayden Bishop’s down-to-earth, slightly edgy voice maintains a tone of authenticity that is in tune with this nuanced investigation of the poaching…Bishop’s energy and empathy effectively communicate Bourgon’s important environmental and human message.”

— AudioFile 


  • “A refreshing and compassionate warning about the perils of well-intentioned but overzealous environmentalism.”

    — New York Times
  • “Bourgon vividly captures a hidden cat-and-mouse game playing out in some of the world’s most iconic forests."

    — Sarah Berman, author of Don’t Call It a Cult


  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

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About Lyndsie Bourgon

Lyndsie Bourgon is a writer, oral historian, and 2018 National Geographic Explorer based in British Columbia, Canada. She writes about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and identity. Her feature articles have been published in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, London Guardian, the Oxford AmericanAeon, The Walrus, and Hazlitt, among other outlets.

About Hayden Bishop

Jillian Dodd is a USA Today bestselling author who writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with, from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in the Keatyn Chronicles® to a kick-ass young assassin in the Spy Girl series. Jillian lives in a small Florida beach town, is married to her college sweetheart, has two grown children, and two Labrador Retrievers named Cali and Camber. When she’s not working, she likes to travel, paint, shop for shoes, watch football, and go to the beach.