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Author: Sy Montgomery Narrator: Sy Montgomery Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781622316175
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A naturalist explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus <#150> a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature <#150> and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A page-turning adventure…If there is a Mother Nature, her name is Sy Montgomery.”

    Vicki Constantine Croke, New York Times bestseller author

  • “Enter the mysterious intelligent alien world of the octopus. Experience a real intelligence based on a sense of touch that humans can barely imagine.”

    Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Delightful.”


  • “An engaging work of natural science…There is clearly something about the octopus’s weird beauty that fires the imaginations of explorers, scientists, writers.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “Charming and moving…with extraordinary scientific research.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Fascinating…touching…informative…Entertaining books like The Soul of an Octopus remind us of just how much we not only have to learn from fellow creatures, but that they can have a positive impact on our lives. "

    Daily Beast

  • “Sy Montgomery’s joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures will have you rethinking that order of calamari.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Inspired by both rigorous scientific curiosity and enraptured wonder and empathy…She also tells funny and moving stories…Profoundly recalibrates our perception of consciousness, communication, and community.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Montgomery chronicles her extraordinary experience bonding with three octopuses…With apparent delight, Montgomery puts readers inside the world of these amazing creatures. A fascinating glimpse into an alien consciousness.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Sy Montgomery is fascinated by octopuses…She sounds palpably excited; her enthusiasm for the octopus and her fellow octopus enthusiasts shines.”


  • A National Book Award Finalist
  • A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Spring 2015
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Sports & Outdoors
  • A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2015
  • Winner of the 2016 New England Book Award for Nonfiction

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About the Author

Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, newspaper columnist, scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes award-winning books for both children and adults. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. She and photographer Nic Bishop won the Sibert Medal in 2011 for their collaborative work on Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot.