Narrator L.J. Ganser’s conversational delivery perfectly matches author-primatologist de Waal’s easygoing style, increasing the accessibility of this examination of animal behavior in captivity and in the wild. Humans have long thought of themselves as having a monopoly on complex emotions such as empathy, delayed gratification, long-term memory, and friendship. But after learning how monkeys and apes interact with each other and how they solve everyday problems, listeners may begin to question their own uniqueness. Ganser wisely honors the author’s storytelling approach to this complex subject, allowing his own enthusiasm and wonder to shine through. Through hearing examples of apes sharing a sense of humor and elephants being self-aware and imaginative, listeners will discover just how similar we are to fellow mammals. C.B.L. 2020 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2019]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2019
CD ISBN 9781980032144 $123.75 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781980036869 $49.74 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781980032168 $109.00
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