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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,063 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Narrator: Swoosie Kurtz Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How do dogs think? Do they fantasize? Do they dream? What do their barks, whines, and growls tell other dogs? How do they communicate in groups, and why do they form hierarchies? What do dogs want? Anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas attempts to answer these and other questions about a species that has been with mankind for over 20,000 years and still remains a mystery. Based on 30 years and hundreds of thousands of hours of research, this volume describes behavior every dog owner has seen thousands of times but will now understand for only the first time. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Weemcnab | 2/19/2014

    " I am not a dog-person (not that I don't like them, I just would choose a cat over a dog) but I did enjoy the little perceived knowledge that the author shared. The real kicker, for me, is that the illustrator was my sister's old roommate. My personal beef is that I am a shelter-animal advocate and didn't like how many litters the author's many dogs kept having: neuter or spay please! Also, it is laughable that she thinks she is not being anthropomorphic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by A Ghandour | 2/15/2014

    " Ok but not spectacular. Interesting if you are interested in dogs. Quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by pancake | 2/15/2014

    " Really enjoyed this, seeing into the lives of these dogs, observed and left pretty much to their own devices. Also had me crying my eyes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 1/25/2014

    " Really interesting book about animal behavior that is thankfully not steeped in a need for supposedly objective, "scientific" observations. Just an animal lover/professional and her dogs. "

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About the Author

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is the author of seven books, nonfiction and fiction—among them The Hidden Life of Dogs, The Harmless People, and Reindeer Moon. She’s written for The New Yorker, National Geographic, and The Atlantic, and lives in New Hampshire.