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A heartfelt memoir from bestselling author Rita Mae Brown about the animals who have loved, endured, and taught her, and about her bottomless love for them.

Full Synopsis
Rita Mae Brown's first memory is the sound of a deep, rumbling purr. From the cat that slept in her cradle to the horses, hounds, cats, and chickens who live on her Virginia farm today, Brown has always been surrounded by animals.

Listeners will meet Mickey, a long-haired tiger cat who joined Rita Mae on childhood exploits; Franklin, her grandmother's parrot with a wicked sense of humor; R.C., a courageous and devoted Doberman who was killed by a pack of coyotes; Baby Jesus, a tiger cat from New York City with sharp teeth to match his attitude; and, of course, her beloved tiger cat Sneaky Pie.

Animal Magnetism is a celebration of these wonderful creatures and of their remarkable capacity to enrich our lives and our hearts.

"White's reading deftly displays a wellspring of genuinely tender affection and respect, reflecting bittersweet poignancy and joy." ---Booklist Audio Review

"Karen White offers an amiable and effective reading." ---AudioFile

"Fans of Brown's mysteries will clamor to meet the real-life models for Sneaky Pie Brown and other members of Brown's literary menagerie." ---Library Journal

"Brown shares stories of relatives and their pets, neighbors and their pets, her own pets, and other animals she has known, all written in a sit on the porch and I'll tell you a story style that she has perfected." ---Booklist

Animal Magnetism

My Life with Creatures Great and Small

Author Rita Mae Brown

Narrated by Karen White

Publication date Nov 30, 2009

Running time 7 hrs

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