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Down from the Mountain

The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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The grizzly is one of North America's few remaining large predators. Their range is diminished, but they're spreading across the West again. Descending into valleys where once they were king, bears find the landscape they'd known for eons utterly changed by the new most dominant animal: humans. As the grizzlies approach, the people of the region are wary, at best, of their return. 

In searing detail, award-winning writer, Montana rancher, and conservationist Bryce Andrews tells us about one such grizzly. Millie is a typical mother: strong, cunning, fiercely protective of her cubs. But raising those cubs - a challenging task in the best of times - becomes ever harder as the mountains change, the climate warms, and people crowd the valleys. There are obvious dangers, like poachers, and subtle ones as well, like the corn field that draws her out of the foothills and sets her on a path toward trouble and ruin. 

That trouble is where Bryce's story intersects with Millie's. It is the heart of Down from the Mountain, a singular drama evoking a much larger one: an entangled, bloody collision between two species in the modern-day West, where the shrinking wilds force man and bear into ever closer proximity.

©2019 Bryce Andrews (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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A story that takes you there!

Bryce Andrews is oe of the most interesting and compassionate naturalist story teller I have read in a long time. He sweeps you up and takes you with him on his journey of understanding the complicated relationship between Montana grizzly bears and ranchers. All of a sudden you are building bear fences with him while watching for grizzlies, and then become part of the conversation with the dairy farmer who is losing his corn crop to the bears. You will become intimate with Millie's life and the challenges she and her cubs have in their search for food. The story is real, sweet and at times raw - told in a way that only Bryce can. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the challenges that our current way of living is creating for man and beast. You will not be bored and will come away with a much richer understanding of these complicated issues.