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Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct mammoth, this is the (mostly) true story of how a collection of prehistoric creatures came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007. By tracing how and when these fossils were unearthed, Mammoth leads us on a funny and fascinating journey from the Pleistocene epoch to 19th-century America and beyond, revealing how ideas about science and religion have shaped our world.

With our planet on the brink of calamitous climate change, Mammoth scrutinises humanity’s role in the destruction of the natural world while also offering a message of hope.

©2020 Chris Flynn (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Funny, warm and totally unique - I loved it." (Favel Parrett)

“Astonishing...a sheer joy.” (Christos Tsiollkas)

“Brilliant, hilarious and curiously moving.” (Elizabeth Gilbert)

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Original and unique

The synopsis for this book piqued my interest from the start, and I wondered how such a notion could be maintained through an entire novel. But Chris Flynn has managed to do just that. A brilliant story, a blend of humour and poignancy and expertly narrated by Rupert Degas. I found it difficult to "put the book down".

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Listened twice.

Loved it. We humans need to check ourselves. Recommended reading. Definitely a great read for













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Brilliant narration!

This would be a highly entertaining and thought-provoking book in any medium, but the narrator is outstanding, and takes the whole thing to another level. It might be the best narration I’ve heard. Not just the amazing variety, but the care in matching voice to character. Outstanding.

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