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    • Soul of An Octopus

    • A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
    • By: Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Sy Montgomery
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,004
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 931
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 931

    Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect", about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eight legs and so much more!

    • By Kirstin on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $20.99

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    • Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

    • By: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Sy Montgomery, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Tamed and Untamed - a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas - explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It breaks my heart that we eat animals.<br />

    • By Antigone2 on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Kakapo Rescue

    • Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
    • By: Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, flightless, and beautiful birds - the largest and most unusual parrots on earth - have suffered devastating population loss. Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealand’s National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the help of 14 humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Temple Grandin

    • How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
    • By: Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her career has revolutionized the livestock industry - each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful and educational

    • By tlnpdx on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Good Good Pig

    • The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
    • By: Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings. Yet Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, would not only survive but flourish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunningly great reading of great writing

    • By Randy L on 11-26-16

    Regular price: $24.49