Dangerous Beauty

  • by Carolyn Jourdan, Sandy Sisti
  • Narrated by Eric Martin
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Funny, scary, and touching true stories from Yellowstone wildlife photographers, rangers, guides, and trackers who've accidentally come face-to-face with grizzly bears and bison, who've camped out in -70 degree temperatures, and much more. From a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and wildlife photographer whose award-wining Yellowstone imagery is displayed in the Smithsonian.

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What a wonderful book 5+

Would you consider the audio edition of Dangerous Beauty to be better than the print version?

The audio version of the book inflects emotion to the stories which a text based book cannot


What other book might you compare Dangerous Beauty to and why?

It is a group of stories about the Yellowstone area as seen through the eyes of a wildlife photographer . So books that cover that are not all that common. Some might be John Muirs books, or All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot and his love of animals and their personalities


Which character – as performed by Eric Martin – was your favorite?

Old scarface. It was touching about a Grizzly that was aging and having a difficult time getting about. We can all relate to that sooner or later


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The other visitors and residents of Yellowstone NP


Any additional comments?

A wonderful book I really enjoyed. Animals have personalities and they were captured very well in this book. A must if your visiting the park or any large wildlife park to understand the residents better.

If I could have given 6 stars for story I would have. If you love animals, the outdoors are a photographer , hiker its a joy to listen to the stories.

I was given this book to review. The opinions are my own and honest; what I like or don't like are my true feelings

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- SunsetSam

Animal Personalities, the Majesty of Yellowstone

If you could sum up Dangerous Beauty in three words, what would they be?

Yellowstone Life Cycles


What did you like best about this story?

The stories of life in Yellowstone National Park. The personalities of the bears and other animals, the interaction of Nature, Wildlife, the Park Service and visitors. Makes me want to be there too!


Which scene was your favorite?

The first story of Scarface, then the discovery of familial connections!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me appreciate our National Parks, and how lucky we are to have them. And our obligation to preserve them for generations to come.


Any additional comments?

In my opinion, this Audible work is worth the credit and my listening time. It is certainly worth many relistenings!

Thanks for the opportunity to listen and offer my opinions on this work! A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.

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- in1ear (John Row)

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2017
  • Publisher: Zo'o Media