Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

Virginia Morrell, read by Kirsten Potter. Random House Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 11 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-0-307-97073-2
Morrell takes listeners on a tour the animal kingdom from ants and fish to elephants and chimps, exploring the wide range of research that shows the common traits humans share with animals, and rectifying common misconceptions about animal intelligence or the lack thereof. With an air of authority and a hint of sternness, Kristen Potter captures the tone and style of Morrell exceptionally well. Potter’s straight and serious reading doesn’t provide room for humor—instead she urges listeners to seriously consider the complexity of animals and the ways in which they are similar to human beings. Potter’s deliberate tone makes it easy to listen to the book’s complex information. And the narrator’s congenial and conversational manner matches that of Morrell’s prose, capturing and maintaining listener attention from beginning to end. A Crown hardcover. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 04/29/2013
Release date: 02/01/2013
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