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Jenn

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  • Mowat: Never Cry Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Farley Mowat
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    More than half a century ago, the naturalist Farley Mowat accepted an assignment to investigate why wolves were killing Arctic caribou. Mowat’s account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone – studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for these wild creatures (who were no threat to caribou or man) – is today celebrated as a classic of nature writing, at once a tale of remarkable adventure and an indelible record of the myths and magic of wolves.

    Billy says: "wonderful"
    "A hilarious challenge to accepted ways of thinking"
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    What did you love best about Mowat: Never Cry Wolf?

    It challenges you to examine your beliefs and why you believe them. And while you're doing so, you're laughing your head off. Mowat's dry wit lends itself wonderfully to the uncomfortable realization that we believe things simply because we were told to, not necessarily because they are true.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself is beautiful, exciting and heart-touching, a tale that is far away and yet somehow still very close indeed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment in which Mowat decides to reject all his previous knowledge of wolves (which had at that point been proven wrong to him anyway) and view them with a clean slate was particularly touching. Ultimately, that is one of the most difficult (and rewarding) things for humans to do; reject what is "known" for what can be discovered


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story and a good laugh and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a challenge to their thinking, a change in perspective and an appreciation of the fact that often the most "human" behaviour in nature doesn't come from humans at all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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