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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (147 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Alexander McCall Smith Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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When Akimbo and his park ranger father accidentally capture a lion cub, Akimbo decides to name it Simba and care for it. The two soon become inseparable. But when Simba grows too big, Akimbo must make the right choice for his wild friend.

Alexander McCall Smith, New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Ladies' Detective Agency series, captures the hearts and imaginations of young listeners with the unique and tender tale of Akimbo and his lion, Simba.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 10/23/2013

    " Written by the man who brought adults the Ladies Number 1 Detective Agency, this is a series of kids books (mid to late grammar school) also set in Africa--very well done--Akimbo is a keeper "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 9/7/2013

    " We are 2 for 2! My 4 and 6 year olds can't wait for me to read the next story! My son got teary eyed at the end but agreed it was best for Simba. AMS once again did not disappoint! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iona | 8/30/2013

    " adorable book, sweet story, humor and quite a climax "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 7/5/2013

    " Children's novel- good description of African life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gill | 6/18/2012

    " Another African tale from AMS, nicely presented as a short story in seven chapters with a few line-drawing illustrations. One of a series about the adventures of the son of a ranger in an African game reserve. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 5/29/2012

    " This was perfect for my 1st grade boy - the main character is the same age and the series is about his adventures with animals on the reserve where his dad is park ranger. Not too suspenseful but exciting enough to keep his attention and just the right length. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnsergeant | 8/10/2011

    " Just received from recorded books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laela | 5/26/2011

    " Akimbo is a very nice little boy. I wonder how old he is... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Larsen | 2/13/2011

    " Another adventurous book for children by Smith. This was probably my favorite out of the Akimbo books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laela | 2/5/2011

    " Akimbo is a very nice little boy. I wonder how old he is... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M and G | 12/31/2009

    " Another African tale from AMS, nicely presented as a short story in seven chapters with a few line-drawing illustrations. One of a series about the adventures of the son of a ranger in an African game reserve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iona | 11/30/2009

    " adorable book, sweet story, humor and quite a climax "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/2/2009

    " Children's novel- good description of African life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/8/2009

    " Another adventurous book for children by Smith. This was probably my favorite out of the Akimbo books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mesh | 1/23/2008

    " Extremely charming yet realistic story of a young boy and his love for animals.

    The author gives an entertaining and touching reading of the story. "

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