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Author: Sonia Faruqi Narrator: Priya Ayyar Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781504609340
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Project Animal Farm provides a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors, as discovered by a fearless young woman.

Sonia Faruqi, a twenty-five-year-old Ivy League graduate and investment banker, had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of an organic dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey that would ultimately wind all the way around the world. Instead of turning away from the animal cruelty she would come to witness, Sonia made the most courageous decision of her life—a commitment to change our current system of food production.

Driven by impulsive will and a new passion, Sonia left everything she knew and loved behind to search the planet for solutions that would benefit not only farm animals, but also human health, the environment, farmers, and consumers. In doing so, she would live with farmers, hitchhike with strangers, and repeatedly risk her life.

Heartfelt and brimming with rare insights, Project Animal Farm takes listeners through a top secret tour of egg warehouses in Canada, dairy feedlots in the United States, farm offices in Mexico, lush Mennonite pastures in Belize, flocks of chickens in Indonesia, and factory farms in Malaysia.

Lively and filled with insight and suspense, Project Animal Farm illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all of our lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Priya Ayyar provides a youthful narration that is appropriate for the young and wide-eyed Faruqi as she plunges into an industry that is wholly unfamiliar to her…Varied accents help to differentiate the farmers and the writer as she visits farms in the US, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Indonesia, and Malaysia, comparing their practices.”


  • “An eyes-wide-open view of industrial animal farming…A compelling and thoughtful work and a clarion call.”

    Wayne Pacelle, New York Times bestselling author

  • “It’s part memoir, part investigative report…In the course of her reporting, Faruqi does find some bright spots.”


  • “Faruqi’s style is clear and direct, and her analysis good…She’s iron-willed, obsessively organized and brave.”

    Toronto Star

  • “Everybody who is interested in food policy and animal welfare should read this book. Project Animal Farm will make you think long and hard.”

    Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Every so often a book comes along that has the power to alter the course of history. Project Animal Farm is that potent. It is so inspiring, so moving, so deeply personal and yet also has such profound cultural implications, that it will change the lives of everyone who reads it. People will be talking about this book for decades.”

    John Robbins, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Into an engaging account of the adventures of a young city dweller among the factory farmers, Sonia Faruqi manages to smuggle a body of useful―and disturbing―information about this most secretive of global enterprises.”

    J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

  • “Farqui thoughtfully explores the way in which brutality and disregard of animal welfare is endemic in the industry on a global scale and provides suggestions for realistic actions that readers can take to encourage change.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Intriguing and accessible.”

    Library Journal

  • “A work that will compel health-conscious and environmentally aware readers as well as those concerned about animal rights.”


  • “A searing exposé of the brutal treatment animals receive on their ways to our dinner plates…A good wake-up call for those concerned with decent treatment of animals and healthy food on the table.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “An original and thought-provoking exploration of where our food comes from.”

    John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market

  • Longlisted for the Chautauqua Prize
  • Finalist for the Rubery International Book Award
  • Runner-up for the New England Book Festival Award

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About the Author

Sonia Faruqi graduated from Dartmouth College with cum laude distinction and several honors and recognitions. She then worked at an investment bank on Wall Street before changing her path to investigate animal farms around the world. Her goal is to improve animal lives and reform our current system of food production.

About the Narrator

Priya Ayyar is an audiobook narrator, actor, and writer with a BFA and MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her acting credits for television and film include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, All My Children, and the documentary The Children of War. She has appeared on stage in War of the Unheard, Aminta, and The Road Home, and she has written and performed in the plays Karmic Fusion and Losing Remote Control.