• Furry Nation: The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subculture

  • By: Joe Strike
  • Narrated by: Eric Heister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Furry fandom is a recent phenomenon, but anthropomorphism is an instinct hard-wired into the human mind: the desire to see animals on a more equal footing with people. It’s existed since the beginning of time in prehistoric cave paintings, ancient gods, and tribal rituals. It lives on today - not just in the sports mascots and cartoon characters we see everywhere, but in stage plays, art galleries, serious literature, performance art, and among furry fans who bring their make-believe characters to life digitally, on paper, or in the carefully crafted fur suits they wear to become the animals of their imagination.

In Furry Nation, author Joe Strike shares the very human story of the people who created furry fandom, the many forms it takes - from the joyfully public to the deeply personal - and how Furry transformed his own life.

©2017 Start Midnight LLC (P)2018 Start Midnight LLC

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decent if rambling book with a wildly incompetent narrorator that frequently mispronounces words and repeats sentences

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Living the furry life

I love how they cover all of Curry life, culture and history. they don't shy away from what's someone called the dark seedy side of furry or all variant types of furry life. It even showed part of furry that I have no clue about.

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bad narrator

The content is great! however, the narrator made several pronouciation errors that hurt listening enjoyment.

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Well written, not so well read

The material was interesting, but the narrator was mostly monotone and uninterested. It was hard to differentiate at times when a new topic was introduced or being talked about, or who/ what the subject was at some points.

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An accurate and informative look into furries

Very informative and enlightening.

As a part of the furry community myself, I found the information presented here pretty spot on. There was a lot in here I already knew about, but some things that I did not not; especially having to do with the early days of the fandom. It does not shy away from the more controversial aspects of the furry fandom, but is also not solely focused on it. It is quite balanced in that respect.

If you have no idea what the furry fandom is about, this will cover multiple facets in great detail. By the end, I would imagine that the majority of you readers/listeners would have a decently nuanced perspective on the furry subculture. Yet the book doesn't cover absolutely everything

On the technical side, the narrator stumbles on some foriegn words and reads a few lines twice; But overall, this is a great listen.

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some studdering in the playback, overall great

this was a good overview of the Fur community. There was a bit of audio stuttering, but it didn't hurt the listening

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A grey muzzle's history lesson.

Without a doubt the best put together book regarding the furry fandom. Awesome and comprehensive ranging from early bootlegs of kimba all the way to zootopia. The narrator is very green and made some mistakes but not bad.

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informative

learn quite i lot about the furry fandom that i did not know before. well written and well done.

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Rushed out the door

Narrator seems uncomfortable with the material, editing pace is inconsistant and sloppy in places. The actual book in question is fine, but more attention should have been given to the performance and editing.

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The book is great an well put together! But,

I am going to start off with the good, The book is amazing, well structured and very informative. I earned a good amount from listening to it.

Unfortunately the performance is where this falls through. I don't know how exactly you record the lines for books on audible so take that into account when reading this. The readers voice is clear and easy to understand but the reader miss pronounces serval things. This does include names and things not derived in English, for example Kage, so some allowances should be made. Unformal that isn't the main thing that hurt the score so much. The main sticking point for me are the times thought the book where the reader stops when reading and takes a line again. Redoing a line to get a better read is good and necessary but having to hear both takes makes it feel unfinished and is a bit jarring.