This was a very exciting book, which explores the complicated relationship of zoos to conservation and the blurry grey areas of good and bad zoo keeping, and the problem of wild natural animals in civilized engineered human spaces. I really enjoyed the book and was pleased that it was very balanced in how zoos are good and bad.
Monsters of God By David Quamman
it was not annoying. Nothing worse than a narrator who has an annoying voice.
It had me from the beginning, when they were transporting a herd of elephants on a plane.I cried several times throughout the book.
This book answers many questions and raises some as well, as far as how humans deal with and preserve animals.
This book is in the top two of audio books I have listened to.
I like contemplating god/less, my own personal morality, learning more about other cultures, Penn's life, and family, atheism, magic, I like that its not arrogant, but a personal tale of Penn navigating life and the universe and learning how to best be in the world for him.
It inspired me alot, and probably changed my life.
Arguably Hitchens: as far as why theology is problematic, but you will miss all the underwater sex, celebrity experiences, and magic and so on.
Extreme Elvis in the Swimming pool at Dawn in Vegas.
Penn talking about his mom and dad and sister, made me cry almost everytime.
I love you Penn!
Its an interesting heartbreaking story. I really wish her the best. I think her novels are better than her biography because this runs towards therapy and away from entertainment. I found it exhausting to listen to.
Knowing how badly Star Wars messed with her head kind of ruined the trilogy for me now.
Carrie is a great performer.
If you enjoy feeling uncomfortable and sad while reading, yes. I liked it enough, but I won't be listening to it again.
This book covers some biographical details surrounding his life and his theories, and what they meant socially and culturally at the time. Packed with fun facts and contemplation true to David Quammen's writing.
He is a good reader, unobtrusive, pleasant to listen to.
If you want to understand Darwin the man and how all his work came to be, read this.
This book is a fairly predictable plot but the details are SO marvelous, you won't care. The genius is in the nostalgia, the real understanding of the effects of technology was we know it, and how gaming is loved.
I can't think of anything I didn't like. seriously.
He was the most PERFECT narrator for this.He clearly understood the story on a personal level and reveled in it.
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