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Furry Nation: The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subculture

Narrated by: Eric Heister
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Furry fandom is a recent phenomenon, but anthropomorphism is an instinct hard-wired into the human mind: the desire to see animals on a more equal footing with people. It’s existed since the beginning of time in prehistoric cave paintings, ancient gods, and tribal rituals. It lives on today - not just in the sports mascots and cartoon characters we see everywhere, but in stage plays, art galleries, serious literature, performance art, and among furry fans who bring their make-believe characters to life digitally, on paper, or in the carefully crafted fur suits they wear to become the animals of their imagination.

In Furry Nation, author Joe Strike shares the very human story of the people who created furry fandom, the many forms it takes - from the joyfully public to the deeply personal - and how Furry transformed his own life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-06-18

Living the furry life

I love how they cover all of Curry life, culture and history. they don't shy away from what's someone called the dark seedy side of furry or all variant types of furry life. It even showed part of furry that I have no clue about.

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  • Kittey
  • 19-07-18

alright

decent if rambling book with a wildly incompetent narrorator that frequently mispronounces words and repeats sentences

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  • Andrea
  • 25-05-18

bad narrator

The content is great! however, the narrator made several pronouciation errors that hurt listening enjoyment.

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  • Joseph Pueyo
  • 07-07-19

An accurate and informative look into furries

Very informative and enlightening.

As a part of the furry community myself, I found the information presented here pretty spot on. There was a lot in here I already knew about, but some things that I did not not; especially having to do with the early days of the fandom. It does not shy away from the more controversial aspects of the furry fandom, but is also not solely focused on it. It is quite balanced in that respect.

If you have no idea what the furry fandom is about, this will cover multiple facets in great detail. By the end, I would imagine that the majority of you readers/listeners would have a decently nuanced perspective on the furry subculture. Yet the book doesn't cover absolutely everything

On the technical side, the narrator stumbles on some foriegn words and reads a few lines twice; But overall, this is a great listen.

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  • Kyle Nevin Hedlund
  • 12-05-19

The must have guide to anyone who want to know what a Furry is.

I absolutely love this book. It is the “purr-fect” guide to discovering the History, The Legacy and the Current issues of the Furry Community without feeling one sided.

There are a few editing hiccups in the recording (a few sentences repeating and the occasional volume fluctuations) but it is still a joy to listen to. I am definitely going recommend this book to my friends and family who are curious about the fandom.

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  • Cory Fitzgerald
  • 08-09-18

some studdering in the playback, overall great

this was a good overview of the Fur community. There was a bit of audio stuttering, but it didn't hurt the listening

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  • Greatnocturn
  • 19-08-18

A grey muzzle's history lesson.

Without a doubt the best put together book regarding the furry fandom. Awesome and comprehensive ranging from early bootlegs of kimba all the way to zootopia. The narrator is very green and made some mistakes but not bad.

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  • Ryan VanHorn
  • 16-08-18

informative

learn quite i lot about the furry fandom that i did not know before. well written and well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-18

Best furry book

One of the best places to learn about the furry fandom. Great book and would read again.