Strange Company

  • by Jean Ryan
  • Narrated by Nikiya Palombi
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Strange Company, a delightful collection of short essays, Jean Ryan brings us closer to the natural world. From lizards to lady bugs, from the inscrutable sloth to the resplendent quetzal, Ryan reveals some of our commonalities with earth's creatures and hints at the lessons we might learn from them.
Do lizards fall in love? What do sloths think about all day? Why is the blood of a horseshoe crab so valuable? Do starlings flock for fun? Can a parrot serve as a therapist? Do turtles ever grow bored with their long lives? Why would a crow foster a kitten? Can snails be fearless?
These are just a few of the questions Ryan poses in Strange Company as she invites the listener on a wild journey through land, sea and sky. While these essays acknowledge our responsibility to Mother Nature, the insights they offer are affirmative and heartening. With her precise, elegant prose, Ryan draws us into the tantalizing world of animals and their oddities.

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A delightful little book ๐Ÿ’

This book was informative and entertaining.
I learned so much about the awesome creatures that inhabit our world.
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
I recommend this book for anyone who has a love for the lil critters ๐Ÿž
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- mandymay "I'm a open minded baker ๐Ÿฐ who spends all night at work ๐Ÿ˜ด listening to๐Ÿ”ฅromance book's that take my mind to new exciting places ๐Ÿ–"

Re-kindle your love for nature

Jean offers a look into some of the many interesting and unique behaviors and life-cycles to be found in the animal kingdom.

Each section is short and captivating and there are many links back to humans and how we live our lives. Examples come from land, sky and sea and from many categories of animals and insects.

Worth listening to several times, I just wish it was longer I wasn't read for it to be over.

Nikiya does a great job of showing Jean's obvious enthusiasm for the natural world, drawing you in even further.

Note: This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Claire "I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2017
  • Publisher: MadeMark Publishing