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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (320 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston Narrator: Sandra Burr, Dick Hil Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/15/2014

    " 10 out of 10 Hey where's the review I just typed??! Well here goes again: This is one of only two books I've read in my lifetime that brought tears to my eyes. I've always been an animal lover but this book made me realise just how alike the great apes are to us and they really need to be protected before they are wiped out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annie | 2/14/2014

    " Science fiction based on real instances of chimps raised by humans. Not a whirlwind thriller like most of the Preston/Child collaborations, but well researched. It follows the point of view of several characters through diary entries, interviews, and letters. I laughed, I cried, I sobbed at the end. It's one of those animal stories. But it has piqued my interest in reading some of the non-fiction of Jane Goodall. Written with clarity and realism I had to keep reminding myself if was fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacia | 1/31/2014

    " Douglas Preston's first novel (published in 1994)is a fictionalized account of one chimpanzee named Jennie who is raised from birth as a member of the Archibald family. Derived from four very real, and tragic, histories of chimpanzees raised as children in family homes, the story is told through "interviews" and "journals" of the characters involved. Jennie, like the actual chimpanzees the story is based on, learned American Sign Language and established relationship bonds with people. The novel incorporates some of the actual scientific experiments and results. Facinating read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darlene Grant | 1/18/2014

    " I loved this endearing, loving and sad book about raising chimpanzees in a human home. Made me cry! I will so support the organizations that are out there trying to protect chimps and apes in the wild. "

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