An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (Compact Disc)

My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

By Jeff Guidry, John Pruden (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781400116232

Publication Date: May 4, 2010

May 2010 Indie Next List

“An Eagle Named Freedom is a book that will make your heart soar. It is a first person account of a volunteer working in an animal rehabilitation center who nurses an eaglet, who will never be able to fly because of serious injuries to his wing, back to health and their special bond- one that will later support him in his own journey back to health from a life threatening illness. The book affirms the spiritual connections that we share with animals. It is also a testimony to the importance of being respectful of the wildness in birds and animals so they can live their lives fully. Inspirational, informative and fun, An Eagle Named Freedom is a joy to read.”
— Fran Keilty, Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT
View the List


From the moment Sarvey Wildlife Care Center volunteer Jeff Guidry saw the emaciated baby eagle with broken wings, his life was changed. For weeks he and the center's staff tended to the grievously injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered, and Jeff became her devoted caretaker. Though Freedom would never fly, she had Jeff as her wings. And when Jeff was diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2000, Freedom returned his gift. Between sessions of debilitating chemotherapy, Jeff returned to Sarvey and began taking Freedom for walks, which soothed his spirit. Soon Freedom dominated his thoughts and dreams, guiding him to fight for life. Eight months into his battle, Jeff learned that he was cancer-free. His first stop was Sarvey to walk Freedom. Somehow this special bird seemed to understand the significance of the day. For the very first time she wrapped both her wings around Jeff, enveloping him in an avian hug. In March 2008, Jeff shared his remarkable experience with a friend-an exchange that would eventually circle the globe and touch countless hearts. An Eagle Named Freedom is a tender story of hope, love, trust, and life, and an affirmation of the spiritual connection that humans and animals share.

About the Author

Jeff Guidry is a rock and rhythm-and-blues guitarist who spends his spare time volunteering for the Sarvey Wildlife Center in Washington State.

John Pruden is a professional voice actor who records audiobooks, corporate and online training narrations, animation and video game characters, and radio and TV commercials. His audiobooks include "The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick deWitt, which was chosen by the "Washington Post" as the best audiobook of 2011.

Praise For An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

"Listeners will never believe that narrator John Pruden didn't himself fall in love with this beautiful bird of prey. The way he tells of the two beingsone bird, one human, each bringing freedom from peril to the othersounds as intimate as life itself." ---AudioFile