The Good Good Pig

The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100116782
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515925910
Narrator/s: Xe Sands
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings. Yet Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, would not only survive but flourish. The Good Good Pig celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire. At first, his domain included only Sy's hens and border collie, Tess. Then the neighbors began fetching Christopher home from his unauthorized jaunts, the little girls next door started giving him baths, and the villagers brought him delicious leftovers. His fame increased along with his girth. He was featured in USA Today and on several National Public Radio programs. But as this enchanting book describes, Christopher Hogwood's influence extended far beyond celebrity. Sy reveals what she learned from this generous soul who just so happened to be a pig-lessons about self-acceptance, the value of community, and the pleasures of the sweet green Earth.

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Author(s): Sy Montgomery
Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2016

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CD
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Author(s): Sy Montgomery
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Product Number DD25982
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515905912
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Author(s): Sy Montgomery
Product Number EB00151236
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345493811

Professional reviews

"Good, good news for patient fans: Naturalist Sy Montgomery's beloved tale of her pig, Christopher Hogwood, is an audiobook at last! Xe Sands narrates this memoir of Montgomery's life with her porcine friend and what he teaches her about love, community, and family. Sands sounds at times quietly confidential, at other times mildly amused--her delivery has an intimate air, as though she's reminiscing about this pet to a close friend, an approach that suits the material. Listeners meet Christopher as a sickly runt, enjoy his transformation into a hefty runaway, and grieve with the author when he eventually passes away, after a full, deeply intelligent life. Fans of all ages will enjoy and return to Montgomery's humorous, thoughtful reflections on the deep, sometimes inexplicable bonds between people and animals. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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