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Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.
In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us - and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.
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By Amazon Customer on 11-14-17
I don't usually write reviews but..
I really loved this one! Sometimes when I'm making dinner or doing stuff around the house, I turn on Planet Earth in the background just for something to listen to (when I don't have an audiobook I want my kids to overhear). This really reminded me of Planet Earth, without the visuals of course. The narrator was very calming but also kind of jolly?- in a David Attenborough sort of way. Sometimes I kind of zone out on non-fiction books, but the subject was intriguing enough with lots of personal anecdotes that helped to hold my attention.
I've added his other book to my wishlist now!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Jonathan on 01-19-18
Not Hidden Life of Trees
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I loved the hidden life of trees and was very excited to read Wohlleben's next offering. This book is more a collection of anecdotes from Peter's life in a forest lodge. Its a pleasant book, but the topic is too broad and the evidence he presence is anecdotal. Hidden life of trees is an excellent book, this one you could skip.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful