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Publisher's Summary

The beauty of animal companionship.

For hundreds of years, humans and animals have had special bonds with each other. We've lived side-by-side through thick and thin - these relationships are not just about raising pets and farm animals. Our animal companions offer inspiration, friendship, health, and real-life opportunities for recovery that we can't achieve alone.

True stories of animal therapy: In Animal Kind, Emma Lock of YouTube fame shares stories of the incredible ways that animals keep us healthy and happy, physically and mentally. You'll be inspired by the tales of remarkable recovery, from vision-impaired individuals who have gained independence with the help of seeing-eye dogs, to the woman who found new life as an equestrian champion after an arm amputation.

Friendship in surprising places: The stories in Animal Kind feature an array of relationships that may surprise you. Even wild animals like snakes and racoons have been known to offer life-changing companionship. With each story, you'll learn fun facts about the featured species and hear from the people who love them. You'll also hear the never-before-told story of how animals changed Emma's life for good.

©2020 Emma Lock (P)2020 Tantor

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Valuable lesson

Everybody needs to find a momwnt in their life for this book. It is truly powerfull.

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Highly recommend

If you love animals, you'll love this book. Each story is so heartfelt and real. This book was therapy for me.

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  • 2020-04-14

Not what I expected.

I’m a fan of Emma’s YouTube channel and was looking forward to listening to her book. Maybe I got the wrong impression before purchasing but the stories were a lot more about people and their struggles and how they happened to have a pet that cheered them up. Not for young fans. Some stories contain more adult topics like mental health and domestic abuse.

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  • Fuarie
  • 2020-10-04

Good Listen but wanted more

I felt like this could have been more, I loved the stories but instead of talking about the stories impact afterward Em just gave information on the animal featured instead of tying to story into a lesson as the subtitle says. The VA had an almost robotic sound to her voice sometimes which made it a bit strange to listen to but it was overall a good book. I probably wouldn't recommend to someone looking for a deep read but it is something nice and light for those who aren't looking for anything you need to be truly invested in

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  • 2020-09-20

BEAT BOOK EVER

I LOVED IT. keep writing books emma lock your a great author. Great job with this book

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  • Greg
  • 2020-05-30

Animal Kind

This is one of the best true accounts of a persons life I’ve ever read, the story is very warm and shows a lot of emotion and love for her pets and told of other parts of her life as well. I recommend this book to anyone who loves animals.

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  • Robert William Cole
  • 2020-04-30

love it

the book was amazing. voice helped me fall asleep due to how relaxing it was.

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  • Jonathan Bowley
  • 2020-04-20

Amazing from start to end

I have never read a book that touched my heart and made me "good cry" before. Animal Kind is truly one of a kind that any animal lover can appriciate. The bond of animal and human is truly amazing and beautiful. Thank you Em! Thank you for all the education you have provided ur followers, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, thank you for sharing your stories with us and being honest when the picture just isn't that pretty but it's okay , and most importantly Thank You for being YOU!!
~Shayla Storm

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-27

AMAZING

I LOVE how unique the stories are. I honestly cried a couple times throughout.

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  • Caitlyn Nichols
  • 2020-03-25

Heartwarming

Very quick listen to and follow along with. Heartwarming, empowering. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to while doing chores!

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  • JLC
  • 2020-03-18

Lovely book

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories. They are emotionally moving, entertaining, and thought provoking.

The narrator has a weird cadence to her voice and often reads in such a way that a whole paragraph sounds like a single run-on sentence. I found myself wanting to tell her to "Breathe!" At the same time, she does voices, accents, and emotions very well.

For sure, though, if you don't have the time or patience for a printed copy of this book, the beautiful stories within are well worth the small discomfort sometimes caused by the narrator.

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  • Jamie
  • 2020-03-16

Animal lovers will love this.

I am ready for more of these stories. The bonds between animals and people is not just just for dogs & cats. This shows a variety of bonds & how they grew.

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  • Valentina Eppers
  • 2020-03-15

I Absolutely loved it!! The story's were amazing and it just goes to show how amazing animals are😊