Andrew J. Ainsworth
Asphahani has a real gift for setting the scene. From the very first lines, following Maxan the vulpine humanoid on his shadow mission to track the hyena-man, Yakub, I am immediately drawn in as if I am Maxan's own shadow along for the ride. The city of Crosswall, with its intricate rooftop world is the perfect place to start this story where animal hybrids conspire and clash. It's clear that the author is a master worldbuilder and is excited to share his creation with us. I'm not sure what to expect from the plot, only the promise that it will deliver lots of intrigue and interesting characters, which after all, is what good storytelling is all about. 
Jamison Stone, Author of Rune of the Apprentice
Said to be inspired by Plato's “Allegory of the Cave,” The Animal in Man and it's unique world of Herbridia seems like a not only a great read, but more importantly, a potent and poignant commentary on the human condition. I am very eager to read the full book and see what exciting and elucidative adventures Asphahani has in store for us! Additionally, I very much would like to play a companion RPG set in Herbridia, too!
Richard Heinz
The Animal in Man is a fantastic tale that captures your imagination with different kingdoms of anthropomorphic animals in this fantasy setting. Follow Max on his journey to uncover the secrets that built this world. Asphahani handles actions sequences and tension like few others, bringing you into the world and letting your imagination run wild. 
Stephen Carignan
The Animal in Man immediately draws the reader in with its imaginative world and cast of memorable characters. In some ways I'm reminded of the Redwall series, but the author has left behind the simplistic storied telling of the former and created a three dimensional world which demands to be read. I look forward to seeing this project reach bookshelves!               
Dave Barrett
Intrigue, action, and furry creatures as the characters!  I love This book has great potential and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.  Maybe I'll go read some Plato for spoilers! :D
Stephen Carignan
The Animal in Man immediately draws the reader in with its imaginative world and cast of memorable characters. In some ways I'm reminded of the Redwall series, but the author has left behind the simplistic storied telling of the former and created a three dimensional world which demands to be read. I look forward to seeing this project reach bookshelves!               
Abigail Burton and Autumn Gass
I have to say I have never been a big fan of books where animals , even ones that act more like humans, are the center of the book. that being said this book captured my interest so much so that I didn't even realize I had read the whole first chapter. I loved it. Maxan's character is so intriguing and I can't wait to read more!
Vincent Lim, Author of the Cora Chornicles
Hooked! The first few images that coalesced within the mind were childhood memories of the Thunder Cats. This chapter from Joseph Asphahani brings together a world of intrigue, making it a unique setting among its peers here. I look forward to delving into this world both feet first and be taken away on a one-of-a-kind adventure.
Thomas J. Arnold
 I'm not normally a fan of the anthropomorphic, but I can't not enjoy the opening chapter. Through excellent writing Joseph pulls you into a rolling scene of tracking a target as well as the moment when things get more complicated than the tracker wants them to. Throughout it all you feel as if you are right there with Maxan, the fox-man doing the tracking, on the streets and rooftops, spying on a hyena bandit, a wolf cultist, and a couple of mystery entrants. I want more of this book so I can continue to unravel the mystery that Maxan and I only got to see the very beginning of.I'm not normally a fan of the anthropomorphic, but I can't not enjoy the opening chapter. Through excellent writing Joseph pulls you into a rolling scene of tracking a target as well as the moment when things get more complicated than the tracker wants them to. Throughout it all you feel as if you are right there with Maxan, the fox-man doing the tracking, on the streets and rooftops, spying on a hyena bandit, a wolf cultist, and a couple of mystery entrants. I want more of this book so I can continue to unravel the mystery that Maxan and I only got to see the very beginning of. 
Shaquita Harris
Asphahani has mastered the art of storytelling by bringing complex and figurative scenes to life with The Animal in Man.