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Animals Make Us Human | [Temple Grandin]

Animals Make Us Human

From renowned scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin, this groundbreaking book is a clarion call to awareness of the inner lives of humankind's far-too-often mistreated and neglected companions. Based on research spanning over 30 years, these stunning insights into the very real emotions and thoughts of animals are sure to be a source of fascination and inspiration.
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Publisher's Summary

From renowned scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin, this groundbreaking book is a clarion call to awareness of the inner lives of humankind's far-too-often mistreated and neglected companions. Based on research spanning over 30 years, these stunning insights into the very real emotions and thoughts of animals are sure to be a source of fascination and inspiration.

©2009 Temple Grandin; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Janet 03-16-13
    Janet 03-16-13
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    "Good listen for animal lovers"
    What made the experience of listening to Animals Make Us Human the most enjoyable?

    Temple Grandin's down to earth views on animal behavior and the stories of various animals.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Animals Make Us Human?

    How to read your animal and teach tricks.


    What does Andrea Gallo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good voice


    Any additional comments?

    I very much enjoyed Temple Grandin's views on animal behaviour and habits. She was reasonable and explained her views well. I learned from this book and will remember them for a lifetime.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adrya 03-16-13
    Adrya 03-16-13
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    "Interesting and enlightening."
    Where does Animals Make Us Human rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's somewhere in the middle. Not a favorite genre but it was a great book to listen to, ultimately.


    Have you listened to any of Andrea Gallo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. She does a nice job. She keeps your interest, even during the slower, less-interesting topics.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think a lot about animal welfare and what I could do to improve things and bring awareness.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Franklin 03-11-13

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    "wonderful book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Animals Make Us Human to be better than the print version?

    Not in this case. I have heard the author speak in person and would have enjoyed the book more if it had been her voice. The reader was not familiar enough with the material to make it sound convincing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who else but Temple Grandin could have written this book? This book is her.


    What three words best describe Andrea Gallo’s performance?

    Mediocre. Lifeless. Uninformed.


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

    When Temple talks about her childhood. She could have turned out to be a bitter, lonely person. It's amazing what she learned and what we can all learn from her.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S Willow Beach, ON, Canada 06-11-12
    S Willow Beach, ON, Canada 06-11-12 Member Since 2004
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    "She did it again!"

    Once again, Temple Grandin has taken us into her world in which she understands animals. I will never look at a zoo animal or farm animal the same!! We have friends who are sheepherds - and I have a new appreciation for the excellence of the way they practice their profession!

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    Yoo-Win United States 05-26-12
    Yoo-Win United States 05-26-12
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    "I hope everyone knows animals do make us human"

    Interesting book, at times too academic (which is understandable, given the research-basis tone of the subject). Most of the ideas (findings by the author) are not new; the likes of encouragement over punishment, quality of life etc. The final chapter/epilogue seems to be the most important message of the whole book, a pledge for all people (e.g. handlers, pets' owner) to provide animals a better life. It is my deepest hope that human mankind will get this.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jean 10-12-11
    Jean 10-12-11
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    "Simply Amazing"

    Temple Grandin manages to take what is around us and obvious if pointed out and make sense of it. She is brilliant and I learned so much from listening to this book. I will listen to it again and again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    emma sheridan, OR, United States 08-18-11
    emma sheridan, OR, United States 08-18-11
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    "everyone should know this information"

    amazing! anyone that has animals as companions, eats animals or is an animal should have this information. i have horses and it is especially relevant to me in my horsemanship endevor.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Bethesda, MD, United States 04-26-11
    Nancy Bethesda, MD, United States 04-26-11
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    "Entertaining, but mostly very helpful."

    One cannot finish this book without somehow feeling that Dr. Grandin would make a fun friend. She is so real, unapologetic, and you get the feeling that she would answer honestly if asked, "does this dress make me look fat?" Seriously though, this book and Dr. Grandin's mind is fascinating.

    Not always the case, the narration of this particular book is excellent, almost like tepid water. You know it's there and it's doing you good, you just forget about it. That's what narration ought to be.

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    MR MARTIN R MARCHANT 04-04-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Misleading Title"

    I hoped to learn how animals make us more human. Instead, I got a book on how animals are treated, especially the ones we eat. I felt purposely mislead by the title and so have a negative view of this book. One star.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    oaklog Missouri 12-16-09
    oaklog Missouri 12-16-09 Member Since 2008
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    "WOW!"

    I expected this to have been written by another left wing halfwit.NOT AT ALL!Obviously an animal lover with a good understanding of life on Earth for all living creatures.Very enlightening.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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