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Steve Irwin meets David Attenborough in this jaw-dropping account of studying the world’s most venomous creatures. 

Venomologist Bryan Grieg Fry has one of the most dangerous jobs on Earth: He works with its deadliest creatures. He’s been bitten by 26 venomous snakes, been stung by three stingrays, and survived a near-fatal scorpion sting while deep in the Amazon jungle. He’s received more than 400 stitches and broken 23 bones, including breaking his back in three places, and had to learn how to walk again. But when you research only the venom you yourself have collected, the adventures - and danger - never stop. 

Imagine a three-week-long first date in Siberia catching venomous water shrews with the daughter of a Russian war hero; a wedding attended by Eastern European prime ministers and their machine-gun-wielding bodyguards and snakes; or leading a team to Antarctica that results in the discovery of four new species of venomous octopi. Bryan’s discoveries have radically reshaped views on venom evolution and contributed to the creation of venom-based life-saving medications. 

In pursuit of venom, he has traveled the world collecting samples from Indonesia to Mexico, Germany, and Brazil. He’s encountered venomous creatures of all kinds, including the Malaysian king cobra, the Komodo dragon, and the brush-footed trapdoor spider. Bryan recounts his lifelong passion for studying the world’s most venomous creatures in this outlandish, captivating memoir, where he and danger are never far apart.

©2016 Bryan G. Fry (P)2021 Scribd Audio

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I wish this book had 80 hours of listening

I loved every bit of this book. I had seen Dr. Bryan Fry in one of the documentaries I had seen on tv and I knew I wanted to know more about him and his work. I found out he does research with venomous animals including snakes. I own reptiles so that really made the book even better. I really do hope he writes another book soon.

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Great story worth more than one listen

I enjoyed the story however the narrator read everything as edge of your seat, which given the topic of venomous snake bites would be appropriate if it wasn't for the sheer number of time it took place. it got to be annoying.

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Good subject but if only the ego would step aside

Although it sounds like an exciting subject, I found the story hard to get into. I wanted to know more about his subject and less about his opinions, unless they were concerned with his field of expertise. I found him arrogant and unlikeable except when he started to talk about his subject. When he talks about the snakes and other dangerous animals he encounters, his experience, expertise and passion takes over and he becomes compelling.

It is well narrated and appropriate to the writer’s voice with good variation.