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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Narrator: David Ackroyd Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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This engaging and authoritative portrait of animals' emotional lives is as groundbreaking as Darwin's Origin of Species in the facts and insights it presents about the animal kingdom. You'll meet an Indian elephant known for his facial expressions, a shy gorilla who is proficient in sign language and loves to play house with dolls, and an African grey parrot who, when left at the veterinarian's, cried, Come here! I love you. I'm sorry. I want to go back. Animal lovers know that their dogs, cats, and birds have complex emotional lives, and now scientists have begun to chip away at this traditional scientific taboo.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ameer | 5/12/2011

    " i absolutely loved this book. very very fascinating "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 2/13/2011

    " This is a must read for anyone who is interested in animals. The research is astounding into the emotional and intellectual lives of many animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ | 1/20/2011

    " Interesting book. Lays out the divide between the classical scientific approach to animal emotions and the common sense approach of most animal lovers. I really could have done without the graphic descriptions of animal experimentation. Be warned, they are upsetting to the core.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michigankim | 1/7/2011

    " Fantastic insight into the emotions of animals from someone who knows them well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/2/2011

    " You'll learn at least one new word...and might question why are pets are so much like humans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 12/26/2010

    " Didn't really finish it. There was a lot of anecdotal stories interspersed with scientific jargon.
    I can't say I learned anything new. I know that science has a hard time quantifying anything like emotion, but it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. And that was the point of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 7/31/2010

    " First published 14 years ago, Masson's book is surely a classic, making the convincing argument that animals -- and even insects -- experience a range of emotions which, although they may not be all (or any) of the ones humans feel, nonetheless merit acknowlegement...and respect. "

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About the Narrator

David Ackroyd is an American actor who first came to prominence in soap operas such as The Secret Storm and Another World. He was born in Orange, New Jersey, a suburb of Newark.