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The Other Animals

By: Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Ken Liu, R. Eric Thomas, Lulu Miller, Shruti Swamy, Max McClure, Kaeli Swift, Kelly Weinersmith
Narrated by: Ken Liu, Lulu Miller, Max McClure, Shruti Swamy, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, R. Eric Thomas, Kaeli Swift, Kelly Weinersmith
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In The Other Animals, a worm breaks up with a snail, a vulture contemplates the act of killing, a whale falls in love with a song, and more.

This funny, moving collection of eight stories - written by a crew of scientists, literary writers, and comics, and informed by animal behavioral science - explores what animal perspectives can show humans about the world we all share. It includes stories by Daniel Mallory Ortberg (Something That May Shock and Discredit You), R. Eric Thomas (Here for It), Ken Liu (The Paper Menagerie), Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist), Kelly Weinersmith (Soonish), Shruti Swamy (O’Henry Award winner), Max McClure (Grist), and Kaeli Swift (Biosphere).

Cover art by Noah Grigni.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Editor's Pick

Entirely different perspectives
"Short stories as a form are, in my opinion, vastly underappreciated. It takes a lot of skill to tell a good story with few words. But more importantly, short stories offer a quick window into infinitely different lives, and their brevity oftentimes makes them more emotionally jarring and insightful than long form. The format serves this collection perfectly. Jumping through different perspectives of anthropomorphized animals, The Other Animals pulls you back to your base, your animalian emotions. Akin to Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics, the perspective shifts are so radical they evolve into something more human than human with the nuance and humor of universal experience. Dynamically crafted and narrated, this is a quick listen that will have a lasting impact."—Michael D., Audible Editor