Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer audiobook

Eating Animals

By Jonathan Safran Foer
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

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10.18 Hours Unabridged
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Jonathan Safran Foer won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award for his debut novel Everything Is Illuminated (which was also made into a major motion picture). Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers."

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A New York Times bestseller

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Jonathan Safran Foer won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award for his debut novel Everything Is Illuminated (which was also made into a major motion picture). Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Foer’s aim is not to make your choice but to inform it. He has done us all a great service, and we, and the animals, owe him our thanks.” Andrew Weil, MD, New York Times bestselling author
“Stirring....compelling, earnest...Foer brings an invigorating moral clarity to the topic.” Entertainment Weekly
“What makes Eating Animals so unusual is vegetarian Foer’s empathy for human meat eaters, his willingness to let both factory farmers and food reform activists speak for themselves, and his talent for using humor to sweeten a sour argument.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Foer is the latest in a long line of distinguished literary vegetarians.” New York Times Book Review
“Extraordinarily thoughtful and intelligent.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“A work of moral philosophy.” San Francisco Chronicle
“It is the kind of wisdom that, in all its humanity and clarity, deserves a place at the table with our greatest philosophers.” Los Angeles Times
Eating Animals stands as a pop-cultural landmark, destined to be the starting point for a lot of overdue conversations.” Philadelphia Daily News
“Foer’s book raises critical ethical questions we all need to face.” Huffington Post
Eating Animals isn’t just an antimeat screed or an impassioned case for vegetarianism. Instead, Foer tells a story that is part memoir and part investigative report...It’s a book that takes America’s meat-dominated diet to task.” NPR
“A surprising but characteristically brilliant memoir-investigation…Foer combines an array of facts, astutely written anecdotes, and his furious, inward-spinning energy to make a personal, highly entertaining take on an increasingly visible moral question.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Presents assiduously assembled facts (supported by seventy pages of end notes) about the miserable lives and deaths of industrialized chickens, pigs, fish, and cattle and about agricultural pollution and how factory farming engenders species-leaping flu pandemics. He also asks philosophical questions…Foer brings extraordinary artistry, clarity, valor, and compassion to this staggering investigation into the ethics, horrors, and dangers of factory farming.” Booklist (starred review)
“Celebrated novelist Foer examines the ethics and practical realities of eating things with faces…Foer’s case for ethical vegetarianism is wholly compelling…Eating Animals is a blend of solid—and discomforting—reportage with fierce advocacy.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am and of the nonfiction books Eating Animals and We Are the Weather. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. His work has been translated into thirty-six languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English