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  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,741

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting, intriguing, mysterious, and beautiful

  • By Joseph on 12-10-08

Awesomeness

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Reviewed: 06-29-18

Even though you figure it out before Cassandra, you're still dying to learn the every detail.
I found the order in which different times and places were organized wonderfully done.

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  • Animals in Translation

  • Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
  • By: Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Temple Grandin’s professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Grandin and coauthor Catherine Johnson present their powerful theory that autistic people can often think the way animals think—putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate “animal talk.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, but I have a bone to pick...

  • By Tango on 05-06-13

Finally, some answers!

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Reviewed: 04-07-16

If you could sum up Animals in Translation in three words, what would they be?

Clear, myth-busting, substantial

What was one of the most memorable moments of Animals in Translation?

When I learned of Dr. Ruth Lanius's research on PTSD and visual vs. auditory memory. It affirmed and provided greater understanding of personal experiences.

Which scene was your favorite?

The portion on fear aggression. How it is explained lines up perfectly with my observations and reinforces my understanding of the potential for behavior modification training for my dog. That bit was so incredibly insightful and explored a variation on aggression that has barely been addressed in all the other canine training and behavior books I have come across.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A accessible approach to understanding what animal behaviors communicate

Any additional comments?

Mind blown; I am so grateful for this book! I had not ever heard of Temple Grandin until I started listening Animals in Translation. I am definitely interested in learning more about her experiences and thoughts, as well learning more about autism in general.