Talking To Animals

Talking To Animals

Author Jon Katz Duration: 7:18:31 Narrator Jonathan Todd Ross Publisher Simon & Schuster Favourites Listen preview preview
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Synopsis

There are so many benefits to learning how to communicate with animals. Love, trust, a spiritual connection that goes to the heart of the human-animal bond. Every time I listen to them, I learn about myself.

We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. In Talking to Animals, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz—who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens—marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. By better understanding animal instincts, recognizing they are not mere reflections of our own human emotions and neuroses, we can help them live happily in our shared world.

Devoting each chapter to an animal who has played an important role in his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them. He shows us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: Food, Movement,Visualization, Language, and Instincts. Along the way, we meet Simon the donkey who arrives at Katz’s farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans.

Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and heartwarming, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals, building mutual trust and enduring connections.

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Chapters

  • TalkingToAnimals 01 Open

    Duration: 28s

  • TalkingToAnimals 02 Introduction

    Duration: 35min

  • TalkingToAnimals 03 Chapter1

    Duration: 40min

  • TalkingToAnimals 04 Chapter2

    Duration: 33min

  • TalkingToAnimals 05 Chapter3

    Duration: 53min

  • TalkingToAnimals 06 Chapter4

    Duration: 35min

  • TalkingToAnimals 07 Chapter5

    Duration: 34min

  • TalkingToAnimals 08 Chapter6

    Duration: 14min

  • TalkingToAnimals 09 Chapter7

    Duration: 33min

  • TalkingToAnimals 10 Chapter8

    Duration: 01h04min

  • TalkingToAnimals 11 Chapter9

    Duration: 21min

  • TalkingToAnimals 12 Chapter10

    Duration: 29min

  • TalkingToAnimals 13 Chapter11

    Duration: 30min

  • TalkingToAnimals 14 Epilogue

    Duration: 10min

  • TalkingToAnimals 15 Credits

    Duration: 41s