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The Other Animals

Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Summary

Please note: contains explicit content.

In The Other Animals, a worm goes through a breakup, 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 diverse crew of scientists, literary writers, and comics, and informed by science - explores what animal perspectives can show humans about the world we all share. It includes stories by Daniel Mallory Ortberg ('Texts from Jane Eyre'), R. Eric Thomas ('Elle'), Ken Liu ('The Paper Menagerie'), Lulu Miller ('Invisibilia'), Kelly Weinersmith ('Soonish'), Shruti Swamy ('O’Henry Award Winner'), Max McClure ('Grist'), and Kaeli Swift ('Audubon').

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so good

I love these audiobooks “the other animals” so much i wish i could find them on paper to keep them! thanks audible. Wonderful preface as well by Rachel Hamburg!

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Mostly disappointing except last one, Rectangles

As the title, they were mainly boring or a couple that made little sense. However, Rectangles was beautiful and what I was expecting that all the stories would be like. Worth listening to just this one, even if you skip the other ones before it. I was going to quit listening part way through the series, but I'm glad I didn't now.

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Unexpected Masterpiece?

Originally, I only gave this collection of books any form of attention because they were free and I had a while to wait before my next credit.
Now, having listened to each one, I cannot recommend them enough.
Although some, such as the book based on elephants, weren't as capturing as the rest; I haven't a single regret.
Each was interesting and entertaining.
I have to give special appreciation to the book 2 and book 9 as they really struck a chord with me.

Everyone should experience these audiobooks.

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glorious

I loved these. the first and the last were my favourites, but all excellent.

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Unusually weird.

Could not make out whether it was supposed to be funny (which it was not) . Guess tongue in cheek stories? Narrations good, but overall not for me.

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lived it. best one was Rectangles and the Snail

Listened with kids, didn't know there were bits about sex. Had to "accidentally" skip those. But everyone really enjoyed the rest

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eclectic

a eclectic selection of short stories, all of them written to make you think, the last , 'rectangles' is particularly moving, a study in how similar we all are

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great interpretation

I've always loved the idea of trying to see the world through other animals eyes, the idea helped me understand a spiders fear, a new form of empathy, listen to this series friends it's worth it.

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I couldn't listen to it.

I wasnt sure what to expect, but this is NOT for me. I found myself cringing listening to it. its just not to my taste I think.

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Original and thought provoking

I loved all of these stories. Who knows what animals think of, if they have beliefs and wonder about ours.