Richard David Bach is an American writer. Bach is widely known as the author of some of the 1970s biggest-sellers, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. Bach has written numerous works of fiction, and also non-fiction flight-related titles. Most of Bach's books have been semi-autobiographical, using actual or fictionalized events from his life to illustrate his philosophy. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a story of an ambitious and adventurous seagull whose main aim in life is to do something worthwhile and unforgettable. For this reason, he practices flying day and night and soon learns to fly flawlessly to the utmost heights of the blue sky. From the very beginning of the parable, the author has depicted Jonathan in a different light from his fellow seagulls by giving him the attributes of ambition and hard work bestowed only to human beings. Therefore, the protagonist’s greatest desire in life is to fly off to the far-off lands instead of wasting his time in looking for the food as other gulls do. Although Jonathan is never praised by his clan for his ambition and is forced to lead a life of an outcast, he never gives up on his desire and finally succeeds in flying at higher altitudes. After becoming an expert in flying, he returns back to his family and opens a school for his fellow seagulls where he gives them flying lessons. Listen online to free English audiobook "Jonathan Livingston Seagull” on our website to experience Richard Bach's novel.