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The Tyrannosaur Chronicles

Narrated by: Gavin Osborn
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

Adored by children and adults alike, tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, triceratops, or velociraptors in Jurassic Park. But despite the hype, tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right and are among the best-studied of all dinosaurs.

Tyrannosaurs started small but over the course of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists, screenplay writers, sci-fi novelists and the general public alike. Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons, was more than 12 meters (40 feet) long and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in history.

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics - tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other.

This audiobook presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy, ecology and behaviour, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic era and, in more recent times, one of the great icons of biology.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 David Hone (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Critic reviews

"Dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating, and the massive, blood-thirsty tyrannosaurs are most popular (and scary) of the lot! Here, renowned dinosaur expert David Hone reveals their story, and how we know what we know about these most amazing of ancient reptiles." (Professor Mike Benton, University of Bristol)
"Without doubt, the best book on tyrannosaurs I've ever read. This is an awesome dinosaur book." (Professor Xu Xing, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

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Thoroughly enjoyable for any dino fan

I have a general interest in dinosaurs, and. I found this book to very enjoyable. Nothing too technical yet with enough dino details to keep me listening during the morning commute. Good narration as well.

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Fascinating

Perfect for anyone who wishes to learn more about Tyrannosaurus and it's equally fascinating relatives

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  • Erik
  • 06-08-18

An Engaging Biography of the King

Never getting too technical for the layman, this book offers an interesting top-to-bottom look at this most famous of dinosaurs, from their humble origins in the Jurassic to answering unexpected questions such as how they slept. Gavin Osborn offers a breezy narration that’s easy to follow.

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  • AmazJohn A. Lane
  • 17-05-19

Emerse Yourself in the Tyranosaur World.<br />

Being old it is wonderful to gradully wake listening to dinosaurnian wonders. Thank you scientists.

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  • Keegan
  • 02-11-16

In depth

The book is very thorough in its details of tyrannosaurs, not just on T-Rex.

It is a bit dense, but for any paleontology enthusiasts it will be enjoyable.

The narrator was great.

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  • Michael Breed
  • 06-08-18

If You Like Dinosaurs, You’ll Love This Book!

This book is jam – packed with all sorts of information about tyrannosaurs. It goes into great detail about their morphology and possible behaviors. If you’ve ever wondered about and wanted to learn more about Tyrannosaurus rex and it’s relatives as you’ve seen in the movies, then this is the title for you.

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  • Dinosaur Dungeon
  • 09-02-18

great book! learned a lot about T-REX!

great book! learned a lot about T-REX! very informative, and I hope he writes a book about Allosaurus!

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  • John Ciccariello
  • 03-12-17

long love T Rex

This book was comprehensive regarding t Rex and also illuminating to other species and life millions of years ago....loved it!