Jennie

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: BN435
Released: Feb 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441877970
Narrator/s: Various
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

Jennie is the story of an orphaned chimpanzee who grows up with her adopted human family. Jennie adapts to her surroundings quickly, to enjoy the pursuits of the average young person - riding her own tricycle, playing with her pet kitten and Barbie, and fighting with her siblings. Written as a fictional oral history, Jennie tells the story of the Archibalds, the Boston-area family that took in the chimp from 1965 to 1975, and the ensuing family and scientific debates. Jennie's story is hilarious, poignant, and, in times, desperately sad. Based on accounts of six different cases of chimps in human surroundings, Jennie will make you laugh, fill you with wonder, and make your heart go out to a touching and warm character unlike any other - Jennie.

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Author(s): Douglas Preston

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Douglas Preston
Narrator(s): Various
Product Number B3258
Released: Feb 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781441877963
eBook
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Author(s): Douglas Preston
Product Number EB00099897
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429914482

Professional reviews

"Jennie, a chimp brought from Africa and raised as a human by an anthropologist and his family, is the subject of this enthralling tale. Written as a diary, the fictional work is brought into the realm of theater by this unique approach. A different actor reads each role, developing each character--and the listener's perceptions--throughout the ten-hour presentation. The individual performances combine to form a cohesive whole, which never loses momentum. Even readers reluctant to read "animal stories" will put aside their misgivings. Highly recommended. R.B.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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