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Animals Make Us Human Audiobook

Animals Make Us Human

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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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    Leissa San Antonio, TX, United States 01-20-14
    Leissa San Antonio, TX, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2009

    I LOVE audiobooks. Audible is the only way I read my favorite books.

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    "I loved this book."

    I liked listening to the way Ms. Grandin thinks. Also, Andrea Gallo does a good job of expressing Ms. Grandin's thought. Temple Grandin has had an amazing career in animal science and really enjoyed the way this book made the reader look at the world from the animal's point of view.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Humphreys Montana, USA 11-24-13
    Martha Humphreys Montana, USA 11-24-13 Member Since 2014

    coachwrite

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    "Temple's genius enriches the rest of us"

    Whether Temple's assumptions about animals' emotions, comfort levels, and communication are accurate or not...no matter, as the entertainment value of this listen is high. If you love animals, you'll enjoy this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cyndie Stevens 05-05-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Animal Psychobabble!"

    This doctor spends too many words anthropomorphizing everything form dogs to ducks! She takes several unnecessary shots at Cesar Milan and makes several misstatements of fact such as information about the links between dogs and wolves.

    I think the title is misleading. I expected to read a book about the way animals help people be more human and humane, about the positive effects they have on us, etc. That is not at all what this book is about. The authors waxes nostalgic about the good old days when dogs ran free and were so much happier. This notion seems to be based on her childhood dog's behavior. She also manages to mention her diagnosis of autism at least in every chapter.

    She has done some interesting research but when I looked for peer reviewed information on her research or other research that backed up her findings, I couldn't find too much.

    It was so bad I couldn't finish it!

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    Gail SANTA CLAUS, IN, United States 03-20-13
    Gail SANTA CLAUS, IN, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "not what I thought"
    What would have made Animals Make Us Human better?

    boring


    What could Temple Grandin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give real life examples. Something to bring you into the book


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't think a narrator could help the book


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    don't buy it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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