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Download The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Narrator: Tim Jerome Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's groundbreaking When Elephants Weep explored emotions in the animal kingdom, particularly from animals in the wild. Now, he reveals startling evidence that barnyard creatures have complex feelings too - among them, love, loyalty, friendship, sadness, grief, and sorrow.

Weaving history, literature, science, and his own vivid experiences observing pigs, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens, Masson bears witness to the emotions and intelligence of these remarkable animals, each unique with distinct qualities. Shattering the abhorrent myth of the dumb animal without feelings, Jeffrey Masson has written a revolutionary book that is sure to stir human emotions far and wide. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shirley | 2/17/2014

    " This was a book club selection and I think the person who picked it was expecting something like Animal Farm or Charlotte's Web or even Babe...it wasn't. It was one blurb a bout a particular animal somewhere in the world after another and how even cruelty free farms are cruel. I hated it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri Mccabe | 1/7/2014

    " It was interesting, but a little too animal-rights-activist for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Rhodes Wynne | 12/19/2013

    " For all animal lovers~you might find that you become a vegetarian . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 12/9/2013

    " This is not at all what I was expecting from the warm and fuzzy title. It is moralistic, and academic in the sense that it is full of references. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. I was expecting anecdotal tales about animals being anthromophized. I could not have been further from the real content. It is about how humans treat animals (poorly in this author's opinion.) I think it is best for vegetarians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 11/17/2013

    " I strongly recommend this book to anyone who's ever flirted with the idea of becoming a vegetarian/vegan. It was one of the most powerful and heart wrenching books I've ever read, but is my new favorite. I've you've ever said that animals don't have feelings, or ever wondered if they do, please read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 tiffany | 10/25/2013

    " this book is fantastic for teaching you about your food choices but also doing it in a way that allows you to understand different animals in such a manner that most of us will never have the chance to witness for ourselves, very fun and endearing and thought provoking all at once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 9/9/2013

    " Not a very convincing book. Doesn't have the best arguments I have ever heard. It is still informative and contains a lot of good resources, but could have skipped it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Jo | 6/24/2013

    " This book brings to light the emotions of animals. I think the only reason that seems far fetched is because we don't want to accept that we are eating something that is a lot like us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 6/17/2013

    " This is one of my favourite books - both this book, and Moussaieff Masson's 'Emotional Lives of Animals' have resonated in my psyche ever since I read them in 2004. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 2/15/2013

    " One of my favorites. Could be life-changing, in that it may turn you vegetarian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 4/21/2012

    " I became a vegetarian after reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/21/2012

    " Uses anecdotes to establish the emotional lives of animals in hopes human animals will stop using those other animals as food. Was hoping for a more science-y book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 annie | 5/3/2011

    " Research-based perspective and very informative. Reading the specific examples of animals expressing emotions was wonderful. Influenced me to attempt a more vegetarian lifestyle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Ann | 4/29/2011

    " Nice style of writing, easy to read, and interesting! It appeals to all ages, and makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/10/2010

    " Interesting book about the emotions exhibited by farm animals. If anyone thinks farm animals are just dumb critters, think again. The author provides many anecdotes illustrating their intelligence and emotion. Reading this book may make you become vegetarian.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caden Polk | 5/17/2010

    " This book was a fantastic read- I never wanted to put it down! There are too many great things about it to list, but I would recommend it to anyone/everyone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shirley | 2/9/2010

    " This was a book club selection and I think the person who picked it was expecting something like Animal Farm or Charlotte's Web or even Babe...it wasn't. It was one blurb a bout a particular animal somewhere in the world after another and how even cruelty free farms are cruel. I hated it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/11/2010

    " Uses anecdotes to establish the emotional lives of animals in hopes human animals will stop using those other animals as food. Was hoping for a more science-y book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 6/15/2009

    " Not a very convincing book. Doesn't have the best arguments I have ever heard. It is still informative and contains a lot of good resources, but could have skipped it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Jo | 1/27/2009

    " This book brings to light the emotions of animals. I think the only reason that seems far fetched is because we don't want to accept that we are eating something that is a lot like us.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melina | 12/23/2008

    " More like a collection of one off incidences and seemingly scientific proofs without any proper statistics nor citing of source. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 10/16/2008

    " I became a vegetarian after reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 tiffany | 5/27/2008

    " this book is fantastic for teaching you about your food choices but also doing it in a way that allows you to understand different animals in such a manner that most of us will never have the chance to witness for ourselves, very fun and endearing and thought provoking all at once. "

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About the Narrator

Tim Jerome’s Broadway performances include Beauty and the Beast, Man of LaMancha, Cats, Me and My Girl, Lost in Yonkers, The Magic Show, and Grand Hotel. His film credits include Deconstructing Harry, Husbands and Wives, I.Q., and Billy Bathgate. He has also appeared on television in All My Children, Lou Grant, Laverne and Shirley, and Barney Miller.