Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Audiobook, by Mary Roach Play Audiobook Sample

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Audiobook

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Read By: Mary Roach Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781978680562

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Longest Chapter Length:

52:13 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:16 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

29:18 minutes

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Publisher Description

An irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? As New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

Roach tags along with animal-attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and “danger tree” faller-blasters. She travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter’s Square in the early hours before the pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. Along the way, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers.

Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and mugging macaques, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.

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“Author Mary Roach does a fantastic job narrating her wonderful new foray into science-related stuff…She reads with verve, and her phrasing and pacing keep the text moving while enabling our laughter or stunned amazement. Roach also re-creates accents, conversations, and speech patterns like the best mimic. What a delightful and informative listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • "Each chapter is packed with the results of [Roach’s] detailed investigations…capturing misfit studies, asides, and hilarious tangents.”

    — Science
  • "The book brims with Roach’s irreverent humor…educating as much as it entertains."

    — Science News
  • “There’s a wacky genius to [her] interjections...[Her] curious and generous engagement with her subjects makes for world-expanding reading."

    — Washington Post
  • “Roach’s enthusiasm is contagious as she doles out surprising true tales from her around-the-world survey of human-wildlife relations.”

    — BookPage (starred review)
  • “Sheds light on nature’s malefactors in this often funny, always provocative survey…Wry, full of heart, and loaded with intriguing facts.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “We readers are by far richer for the delicious wildness and range of her curiosity.”

    — Barnes&Noble.com
  • “Roach gleefully mines for a multitude of bizarre facts.”

    — Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile


  • A September 2021 LibraryReads Pick
  • A BookPage Top Pick of the Month
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year in Nonfiction
  • A Washington Post Notable Book of 2021
  • An NPR Best Book of the Year
  • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
  • An Amazon Best Book of 2021 in Science

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About Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of several works of nonfiction, including three New York Times bestsellers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications.