Raising the Peaceable Kingdom by Jeffrey Moussaieff  Masson audiobook

Raising the Peaceable Kingdom: What Animals Can Teach Us about the Social Origins of Tolerance and Friendship

By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Read by Tim Jerome

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792737797

Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In January 2004 Jeffery Masson began an experiment he'd been dreaming about for years: he rescued a puppy, a kitten, two chicks, two rat pups, and a rabbit, and decided to raise them all together in his home with his family, observing them for a year. This experiment led to friendship, tolerance, cooperation, and even love and compassion between the animals. Here is Masson returning to what he does best: exploring the emotional lives of animals. This book will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what animals think and feel—and to anyone hoping for a more tolerant world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Narrator Tim Jerome] has a good handle on the wry humor and thoughtful insights that arise from dealing with house chickens making a mess or seeing a dog protect a rabbit friend from another dog.” AudioFile
“A charming book…This interesting experiment in interspecies friendship is thought-provoking and genially written.” Booklist
“A continual pleasure, both beguiling and profound—an unusual combination. Deserves to be read by all humans.”  Daniel Ellsberg, winner of the Ghandi Peace Award
“Masson is one of the bravest people writing about animals, and one of the most thoughtful. His premise is fascinating and original, and he goes to the heart of what interests so many of us who love animals: What, ultimately, can they teach us? How much can they—and we—change?” Jon Katz, author of The Dogs of Bedlam Farm and Katz on Dogs
“A wise and charming parable of human kindness, goodwill, and fellowship with other creatures. Only Jeffrey Masson would actually carry out the project described here, and only he could tell the story with such humor, insight, and beautiful writing.” Matthew Scully, former presidential speechwriter and author of Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy 
“What a delightful book, and utterly fascinating! Raising the Peaceable Kingdom is one of those rare books that entertain you so fully that you don’t even realize how deeply you are being educated. At once captivating and profound.”  John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution

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Author

Author Bio: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Author Bio: Jeffrey Moussaieff  Masson

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of twenty-five books, including the New York Times bestselling When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie about Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The Face on Your Plate, and The Assault on Truth. He was professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, where he also trained as a Freudian analyst. An American, he lives in New Zealand with his family and companion animals.

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Details

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English