• The Unexpected Truth About Animals

  • By: Lucy Cooke
  • Narrated by: Lucy Cooke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-30-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Unexpected Truth About Animals, written and read by Lucy Cooke.
History is full of strange animal stories, invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney, and they reveal as much about us and the things we believe as they do about the animals they misrepresent. We once thought that eels were born from sand, that swallows hibernated underwater, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that were licked into shape by their mothers.
Zoologist Lucy Cooke unravels many such myths, revealing the facts she's uncovered while sniffing out vultures, snooping on sloths and stalking drunk moose.
The Unexpected Truth About Animals is in equal parts astonishing, illuminating and laugh-out-loud funny. Starring: feminist hyenas; perverted penguins, exploding bats and frogs in taffeta trousers....
©2017 Lucy Cooke (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks
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"Eye-opening, informative and very funny!" (Chris Packham)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-20-18

Who are we to judge?

A witty collection of human failures in our attempts to understand animals. I think this book says much about man trying to see see all life through our limited perceptions.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-31-18

Exceptional

By far the best audio book I've had the pleasure to listen to yet.

Lucy Cooke's passion about the animals she discusses is clear but that doesn't steer her away from a light hearted theme, which runs through her writing and results in regular laugh out loud moments.

Despite watching and reading many animal and nature documentaries I found a wealth of intriguing facts and knowledge.

My greatest disappointment after finishing this book was not being able to find another by the author.

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