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"The Einstein of behavioral sciences." (The Los Angeles Times)
"The scarcity of Jane Goodalls...may be more ominous than the scarcity of chimpanzees." (Rocky Mountain News)
I've listened to loads of audible books. This ranks amongst my favourite. I am in awe of this beautiful woman. A modern day sage with a message worth spreading.
"Journey into a remarkably full life"
How can you not add this to your collection? I am a Pagan by choice and feel very tied to the Natural world. From the describtion you would thik I would not be attuned to Jane's message (and you do feel like calling her Jane as well as Dr. Goodall) after going on this journey with her. But she is fair to all points of a view, and you get glimpses of a life well-lived and a good mixture of her personal philosophy and the events of her life. It is a remarkable thing to have an opportunity to visit with Jane for 6 hours. This is so good, it is almost worth getting and aubile account for just this one book. Must, a total must, for anyone with kids, especially daughters who show an interest in science and the natural world. Which really should be all kids, shouldn't it?
"A luminous book"
I rarely read nonfiction. I rarely read a book twice. This book has captured my heart so much....I plan to reread it on a regular basis. The only thing that I can think of which would be more enjoyable than listening to this book would be an opportunity to chat with Jane Goodall in person!
It was really good, it's fascinating how she work her way around all these obstacles, it's an inspiration to everyone. I truly enjoyed listening to it, it was really interesting with the author narrating.
"A True Messenger, Heroine & Story Teller"
I loved how Jane was able to weave together anecdotes from her childhood, observations in the forests of Gombe, experiences as a wife and mother, and her work as a researcher into a cohesive story of her personal psychological, emotional and spiritual evolution.
So many, but the story of chimpanzee David Greybeard's reaching out to express gratitude was particularly moving.
Dr. Goodall's retelling of her life experiences are expressed with great honesty and emotion. To hear her read the book with her own calm yet earnest voice is priceless. Hers is a remarkable journey, which includes growing up in wartime, living in war-torn Africa, visiting the remains of Nazi concentration camps, and traveling the globe with an insatiable desire to learn and teach. Her lifelong search to understand cruelty and compassion among human beings and animals is, for me, deeply moving and relevant. This is a must-listen for those of us who have felt a connection with the Divine in nature, and seek to experience more peace and express more compassion in a tumultuous world.
Jane Goodall seems to have a meditative lucidity in her descriptions and discussions. Her reflections on her apes and ensueing assessments of humanity are too much... I can't get enough. This is a super-compelling story.
"Reason for Hope"
It was an interesting story and I enjoyed the book but it was not stellar.
"A must read for all"
Dr. Goodall provides an amazing account of her travels, her life's journey and her insights as to where our world, and humanity, is headed.
"Beautifully Written, Wonderfully Thought-provoking"
I'm not normally a fan of "spiritual" books, but Jane Goodall's REASON TO HOPE blended together the right amount of intellectual and spiritual discovery. What I wouldn't give to spend an hour with this amazing, pioneering woman. A true inspiration.
"Touching, insightful and enlightening"
While I knew Jane was a remarkable woman, I did not expect her to make me question so many moral issues in one short book. I have fallen into deep respect and admiration for her, much more than I could have thought possible. A must read for everyone in our current world. Thank you Jane!
Beautifully written! I loved this book as it brings awareness to many atrocities in life. I also love Ms. Goodall's voice, very calming and there is such a peAce about her.
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