Book Reviews of Wild Animus (Audio CD) (Unabridged)

Wild Animus (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Wild Animus - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Rich Shapero, Peter Coyote (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780971880122
ISBN-10: 0971880123
Publication Date: 5/10/2005
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
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2.6 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Too Far Books
Book Type: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 16
So horribly written and conceived that further words fail me.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was total crap. No kidding.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wild Animus is a search for the primordial test of a human foundation, and a journey to the breaking point. This is a story of love and sacrifice, of obsession, of finding the limits of the heart and going one step farther.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the strangest stories I've ever read, but filled with wisdom. Also filled to over-flowing with breath-taking descriptions of Alaska. I liked it, I think.
It's the story of Sam Altman, a Berkley student in the 1960s. He's usually high on some kind of drug. That doesn't keep him from getting an invite to attend a prestigious Eastern college. Instead, Sam falls in love with Lindy and the idea of becoming a ram. Said it was strange.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a very unusual story of a young man seeking something beyond the ordinary to believe in, and of all the people who try to help him, and the friends he discards in his descent into madness. The audio CDs are excellent for long commutes.
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Helpful Score: 1
Unabridged, 9 CDs, 10 hours
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My copy is new, in original shrinkwrap. Unabridged on 9 compact discs. 9 hours, 57 minutes.
I've read the book and it was an interesting read.
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i wasn't particularly interested after chapter one. This book was simply out of my genre.
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This is a bizarre book. It's so unusual that it's hard to follow and you can't relate in any way to it. It has a lot to do with drug use also.
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A very well written novel
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Loved this book
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unabridged
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I read the reviews on this book, and decided to order it anyway. Animus is an archetype of the unconscious mind. Sam Altman changes his name and goes on a quest. He ends up in Alaska. He becomes, in his mind brought about by LSD, a Dall Ram Sheep. Weird yep, interesting? oh yes. He prepares for more than a year for this quest, learning to climb mountains, preparing a disguise, and studying in libraries and learning about the animals that live on and near Mt Wrangell. A journey of the mind, true or not true. I really dont know. A good read.
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Hmm- never could figure it out- and didn't finish it. That is bad.
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The only book that rates a zero rating. Total self serving garbage.
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"How far would you go to find yourself? In Rich Shapero's debut novel, a young man rejects a normal life to follow a wild, inner calling." "Sam Altman, disillusioned with the world of the 60s, has fallen deeply in love with the mysterious Lindy, a young woman who inspires him to seek the foundations of his heart. She understands his quest, and will do anything to help him realize it - no matter how dangerous." "Sam's unleashed and increasingly unhinged imagination drives them north to the remote Alaskan wilderness. On the unforgiving ridges of Mt. Wrangell, alone with his wayward ideas, Sam, who has renamed himself Ransom, gradually transforms himself into a ram - prey to a pack of strangely familiar wolves." "The mad pursuit leads from the wilds to civilization and back again. And when Ransom and Lindy return to brave the perilous mountain together, the truth behind his imagined transformation emerges. What they discover in those frozen heights threatens their love as well as their sanity and their lives." Wild Animus is a search for the primordial and a journey to the breaking point. It is a story of love and sacrifice, of obsession, of finding the limits of the heart and going one step farther.
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Interesting book
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After graduating from college, Sam Altman finds himself subject to an urge he doesn't understand, an urge drawing him away from civilization. Altman's unleashed - and increasingly unhinged - imagination takes him first to Seattle and then farther north, to the remote Alaskan wilderness. Sam has fallen deeply in love with the mysterious and powerful Lindy, a young woman who will do anything to help him realize his quest, no matter how dangerous. Alone with a driving need to uncover his innermost self, Sam gradually transforms himself into a ram - prey to a pack of strangely familiar wolves. The mad pursuit leads from the wilds to civilization and back again. And when Sam and Lindy return to the perilous mountain together, the truth behind his imagined transformation emerges.
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--My copy is a paperback, not a hardcover--

In the summer of 1969, a disillusioned Berkeley graduate leaves behind a world of protests and riots to follow a wild, inner calling. Sam Altman is an intense young man whose unleashed unhinged imagination takes him first to Seattle and then farther north, to the remote Alaskan wilderness.

Sam has fallen deeply in love with the mysterious and powerful Lindy, a young woman who understands his quest, and who will do anything to help him realize it--no matter how bizarre or dangerous. On the unforgiving ridges of Mt. Wrangell, alone with his reckless ideas and a driving need to uncover his innermost self, Sam, who has renamed himself Ransom, gradually transforms himself into a ran--prey to a pack of strangely familiar wolves.

The mad pursuit leads from the wilds to civilization and back again. And when Sam and Lindy return to brave the perilous mountain together, the truth behind his imagined transformation emerges. What they discover in those frozen heights threatens their love as well as their sanity and their lives.
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This is not a hardback. It's an trade size paperback ARC.
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Advance Reading Copy, and it's a different cover.
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Book is a paperback advance review copy -
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ISBN is correct but this is NOT A HARDCOVER.
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ISBN is correct but this is NOT A HARDCOVER.

Very well written and unique book.
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This IS a hardcover
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This book is a paperback and is an advanced reading copy. Also cover looks different.
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this book is not hardcover it's paperback.
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Paperback
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this is an advance copy.