Understanding Coyotes

The Comprehensive Guide for Hunters, Photographers and Wildlife Observers
Narrated by: Cliff Weldon
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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The most comprehensive book about coyotes ever. This best book award winner is easy to understand and a very enjoyable listen.

The author invested years studying current coyote research and has thousands of hours observing coyotes in the wild. He is a rare expert on this very elusive and complex animal.

Listening to this book will give you a deep understanding and appreciation of the most intelligent and adaptable animal on earth. Whether you are a coyote hunter, deer hunter, photographer, wildlife observer, or predator enthusiast, you will find this book fascinating and beneficial. It will give you a true appreciation of the coyote and teach you how to better understand and get closer to coyotes in the wild.

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Lots of good information about coyotes

I wanted to lean more about coyotes in order to hunt and trap them more efficiently. I also just wanted to understand the animal better. I got all that from this book. I realized how many things I was doing wrong which contributed to me not seeing coyotes. This book has lots of good information. The author lives in my area so that was a plus. The narration was not good. This is the first audio book I've ever had to complain about the narrator. Usually the narrators Audible uses are superb. I mean excellently matched. Unfortunately, not here. Many, many, many, mispronounced words. It felt like a person from the inner city that never stepped foot in the woods ever in his life was narrating this book. You can tell the narrator doesn't even know what the words mean. I tried to listen to this book a second time to help remember some important information, but I just couldn't do it. The narrator can't even pronounce common words correctly. I hate to say it Audible, but I know that most people won't like the narration. The author did a great job and I'm sure the printed book comes off as an excellent book on coyotes worthy of prominent display on the bookshelf.

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terrible reader and editing

very informative book. I wish I had just spent the time to read it myself instead of choosing audio

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Great book

Very informative for such a short book. The reader mispronounced many words. Overall good listen.

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More mispronounced words in a chapter than I have heard in five years

The book is good and has some great info but whoever is reading it is a moron. It’s almost like a Saturday night live skit! This idiot will have stings of back to back mispronounced words that would make you laugh if you had not payed money for the experience. It takes you out of the book and wrecks the experience.
Hearing that manny mispronounced words might actually make you dumber.

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Definitive guide to the coyote

I actually have this book in print and was happy that it became available in audio. I wanted to download because I can listen in the truck and each time I do I’ll
Pick up another useful piece of information. Mike has really done a terrific job above anyone lease I’ve ever read. The book covers the coyote in all aspects and is a must if you truly want to understand this incredible animal. It’s a must buy.

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Best coyote book

Truly the best book out there for learning about the coyote! Mike takes the time of research of everything about the coyote and puts it all in one book for you. If your interested in learning anything about coyotes such as a predator hunter like myself this book is a must!

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If you love animals, this is a page turner!!!

I attended an outdoor show last year in NJ and one of the venders highly recommended this book! It provides such insight into the world of coyotes. Really makes you appreciate the animal and provides interesting facts and suggestions when observing them in the wild. Really would recommend it!
Stacy.

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Expert Knowledge, Easily Understood ... A Classic

This was an outstanding book! None of the other books I have read about coyotes comes anywhere close. It is obvious that the writer is an expert on coyotes. He words the book in such an understandable and interesting manner that it was fun to listen to in on Audible. Real information from an expert, not opinion. This is destined to become a classic. I highly recommend this book.

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The narrator’s pronunciation issues force me to question the author’s credibility

The reading level of this book exceeds the narrator’s vocabulary.

I would breakdown the narrator’s issues pronouncing words into three categories.

The first and most common is best described as swallowing multisyllabic words. “Probably is prolly” and so on. While this by itself could be considered regionally colloquial, it detracts from the scientific nature of the content. It’s annoying, but it’s the least of the issues.

The second pronunciation issue is improperly pronouncing words like photography. I’ll assume the narrator actually knows how to say this and is simply suffering from some misspeaking issues that can happen to anyone reading out loud. But as an audiobook experience, its underwhelming.

The third and frankly most unforgivable is a clear unfamiliarity with the word being read. And we’re not talking about some esoteric terminology that would stump the layperson. We’re talking about words like “decimated” (pronounced by the narrator as “deXimated”.). It goes on like this at least every paragraph, if not more.

It really is awful. The content itself seems very well researched and I think well written. But it’s really really hard to get past the narrator. After all, when someone is telling me about the differences between coyotes and “woofs”, I begin to doubt the facts themselves. Truly a shame. The book seems to deserve better than this amateur is capable of.

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Great Book ---Poor Narrator

This book was meticulous in information . Written in a very understandable style. If I had spent the time to research and author this book, I would be offended by the narrator of this audio book presentation . Where did you get this Guy? He mispronounced even the simplest of words to the point of distracting the listener . I found myself repeating many lines of useful information just because of the Narrators poor diction! The Wolf is not pronounced "Wuf". When discussing the Coyote eye, the "Pupil " is not pronounced "Poopal". That is on the other end of the Coyote! The narration is full of such mistakes. A Real shame it was allowed to be released with this narration.