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American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains

Written by:
Dan Flores
Narrated by:
Michael Kramer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2017
8 hours 4 minutes
America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than two hundred years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write, “it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals.”

In a work that is at once a lyrical evocation of that lost splendor and a detailed natural history of these charismatic species of the historic Great Plains, veteran naturalist and outdoorsman Dan Flores draws a vivid portrait of each of these animals in their glory-and tells the harrowing story of what happened to them at the hands of market hunters and ranchers, and ultimately, a federal killing program in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Mark S.

I really did not think I would be that interested in a book about the many animals lost from the American prairie. It seemed like a very dry topic. How wrong I was! The author used history and story to make the subject of each chapter come alive in a way that keeps the audience listening. The reader excels with narration that misses none of the author’s wit. I truly loved the book!

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