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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 a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and How to Be a Good Creature, a New York Times bestseller. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association.