No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History

No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History

Atrue account of the deadliest animal of all time and the hunter on its trail. Nepal, c. 1900: The single deadliest animal in recorded history began stalking humans, moving like a phantom through the lush foothills of the Himalayas. As the death toll reached an astonishing 436 lives, a young local hunter was dispatched to stop the now-legendary man-eater before it struck ag Atrue account of the deadliest animal of all time and the hunter on its trail. Nepal, c. 1900: The single d...

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Title:No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History
Author:Dane Huckelbridge
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062678841
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History Reviews

  • Cheryl
    Feb 03, 2019
    I only know a slight bit of information about the Champawat Tiger. Therefore, I found this book to be very interesting to learn about animals from other countries. To be honest, when I think of "deadly" animals; the Champawat Tiger is not one that makes the top ten list. However, after...
  • Giselle Bradley
    Feb 27, 2019
    DNF'd 35%. This just isn't doing anything for me. The author presents a lot of scenarios in a play by play manor, even telling what people are thinking and then at the end will say roughly "I'm guessing something like this happened at some point". Very frustrating to read! The writing ...
  • Miki
    Mar 12, 2019
    I feel like the little boy who was told to read a book about rabbits and make a report. He said "This book told me more about rabbits than I really wanted to know." There was more political history than absolutely necessary, a lot of repetition, and way too much speculation about conve...
  • Michelle
    Mar 27, 2019
    I love tigers. I think they are among one of the most majestic beasts on this planet, and it tears me apart that people continue to hunt them to the point of extinction. Between the cover and the title, there was no doubt I was going to pass on the opportunity to read about the Champ...
  • Rita Welty Bourke
    Feb 21, 2019
    Bengal tigers do not normally attack people. Yet in the early 20th century, natives who lived in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains were being attacked and eaten by a tiger-turned-killer they called Champawat. This is her story, and an amazing story it is. Over the course of s...
  • Joe Jones
    Oct 16, 2018
    The true story of a Bengal tiger that killed over 400 people in Nepal and India a little over 100 years ago. I had no idea of how efficient a killing machine tigers are and how many people they have killed over the years. One instant you are standing at the edge of the woods and the ne...
  • Ray Palen
    Mar 21, 2019
    Read my review next week on bookreporter.com. ...
  • Ryan
    Feb 14, 2019
    When excellent writing is combined with a favorite subject matter it results in a near perfect score. I say 'near' because I overlooked the few minor faults that did not detract from my enjoyment of this book. Huckelbridge gives a detailed account of not just the actual hunting of ...
  • Katrina
    Mar 04, 2019
    3.5 Wasn't quite sure what to expect going into No Beast So Fierce, but I certainly didn't come away disappointed. Huckelbridge clearly thoroughly researched the subject matter before committing pen to paper, and she writes in an informative as well as engaging style. I feel what...
  • Rick
    Feb 21, 2019
    Recently finished reading this book about a tiger in Nepal at the dawn of the twentieth century that stalked, killed, and ate 436 people, averaging a person a week for ten years. I was initially wary of reading this because I love the John Vaillant book so much but this won me over wit...
  • Pegeen
    Feb 25, 2019
    The narrator ruined the book for me , sounded like a 50?s late night tv ad pitch , eventually a few chapters in he could not keep up the inane voice. . Over emoted, over articulated. Eventually the narrator could not keep the inane voice up , and became more natural, still not great,...
  • Koen
    Feb 13, 2019
    Of course i was going to like this book; natural history, colonial history, ecology and a man eating Bengal tiger claimed to have killed 436 people at the start of the 20th century. Huckelbridge did an outstanding job telling and researching this story. A story like this is not just...
  • Tim
    Mar 16, 2019
    2.5 stars. The story of the Champawat tiger is fascinating, but stretching it to book length required a considerable amount of speculation and repetition. Many sections of the narrative are prefaced with "it is not difficult to imagine that...", or "Corbett might have...", or other ind...
  • Debra Branigan
    Jan 23, 2019
    This is the gripping true story of the Champawat tiger that likely killed over 400 people in Nepal and India in the early 1900's, and the legendary hunter, Jim Corbett, who finally killed him. The writer creates a thrilling nonfiction account that viscerally describes the animal and th...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 01, 2019
    I?m for the animals! ...
  • Darcee Kraus
    Dec 28, 2018
    I won this book in the first reads giveaway. I was enthralled and shocked by this terrifying, but true tale of the Champawat Tiger. Well written and entertaining, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. ...
  • Jake
    Feb 20, 2019
    A story of man vs. nature that is so much more than you might think. But first: Now I really want to pet a (living) tiger. I want to dig my fingers into that chest floof and squeeze. I want to scratch those big striped muttonchops. I want to rest my head on a tiger tummy. I want to...
  • Emma
    Feb 25, 2019
    Written in an engaging style, this is primarily an extended journalistic piece on the life and times of the Champawat tigress. Incorporating a wide ranging investigation into the history of the area, the book considers how and why this particular tiger turned man-eater, while attemptin...
  • Mike
    Feb 20, 2019
    The book has some good material. I have read about James Corbett in the past and have read short accounts of the Champawat tiger, the Lions of Tsavo and some of the other cats mentioned in this book. The parts of the book dealing with the hunt for the cat were a bit short and a bit dis...
  • Judith
    Mar 03, 2019
    I picked this book off the NEW shelf because I had read the John Valiant 2010 book on the Champeska (spelling? Eastern Siberian wilderness) man-killer and really liked how he situated his story in the culture and history and ecology of that area. DH's book is similar, in that DH analyz...
  • Jo-anne Atkinson
    Apr 06, 2019
    The Champawat man-eater was supposed to have killed over 430 men, women and children in border land between India and Nepal in the early years of the 20th Century. In this book Huckelbridge looks at the tiger as an example of an apex predator and examines why tigers turn from killing t...
  • Books on Stereo
    Apr 02, 2019
    Non-fiction at its finest. ...
  • Jackie
    Mar 22, 2019
    I did not like this, but I will attempt to explain what I didn't like about it, so that you can make your own informed decision. TLDR: How could a story about something so cool be so boring?? I think this was attempting to go for something along the lines of The Lost City of the Mon...
  • Gary Thrower
    Mar 01, 2019
    Had high hopes for this book about the deadliest animal in history but was left disappointed by a poor structure to the book. Most of the story is not about the tiger, the author repeats himself throughout the book and uses language that no-one uses. ...
  • Ellen
    Mar 03, 2019
    The story of Jim Corbett?s hunt of the Champawat man-eater was reasonably interesting - it just took almost half the book to get there, through long detours about Nepalese and Indian history framed by tigers. I might go read Corbett?s memoirs, but I really can?t recommend Huc...
  • AnnaG
    Feb 01, 2019
    A fascinating history of a man-eating tiger and the wider history of how humans encroaching on tiger territory lead to this tragedy with 436 dead humans and one dead tiger. This was a really interesting history book that looked into the history of tigers generally, why this tiger becam...
  • Rachel
    Apr 06, 2019
    This book should be called "The story of the guy who killed a bunch of animals and got praised for it." Seriously though, maybe half of this book was actually about a tiger! I understand the extra information about Hinduism and about the guy who ultimately killed the tiger this book wa...
  • Amy Bruestle
    Feb 04, 2019
    ?That when it comes to truly behaving as a beast ? to killing wantonly and without reason ? it is our kind, not theirs, that is the fiercer of the two.? I won this book through a giveaway in exchange for an honest review....Technically, I won a different book, but the publis...
  • J.K. Grice
    Mar 28, 2019
    NO BEAST SO FIERCE was just an incredibly engrossing and captivating book. Author Dane Huckelbridge breaths life into a fascinating story that happened over 100 years ago. This is the tale of the Chumpawat man-eater, a tigress that was responsible for killing 436 people in northern Ind...
  • Casper Wood
    Feb 16, 2019
    I bought No Beast So Fierce and was really excited to read it, remembering how much my little brother had loved reading The Ghost and The Darkness. It was one of the only books he read as a child and we watched the movie so so many times. This book is interesting and well written bu...