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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Goodall Narrator: Jane Goodall Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2001 ISBN:
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From the time Jane Goodall was a girl, she dreamed of a life spent working with animals. Her earliest fascination with animals inspired her to hide in a henhouse so that she could watch hens lay their eggs. After years of study, at 23, Jane Goodall made her first voyage to Africa and began her determined steps, one after another, to achieve her goal of studying animals by living among them. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survived encounters with leopards and lions in the African bush. Her detailed observations of many kinds of animals, but especially generations of chimpanzee families, reveal a world few human beings ever come to know. Her story covers the proud achievements of a lifetime, including raising her son in the Africa she loves.

In My Life with the Chimpanzees, Jane Goodall shares the remarkable journey which took her from her childhood in London and Bournemouth, England, to the realization of her dream in the wilds of Gombe, Tanzania. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Lipson | 1/25/2014

    " Humanity at its best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daystar Daystar | 1/10/2014

    " I can never resist any of Jane Goodalls books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/13/2013

    " I read this book when I was little and found it to be great. It is at around an advanced 6th grade reading level. As I grew up I continued reading about primates, however the books I read slowly became harder and harder. I will never forget this, my first primate book :). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty Apostolides | 11/26/2013

    " This author is a remarkable lady and very unique. I saw her years ago when she came and spoke at our college. The work she has done with the chimpanzees is very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 9/22/2013

    " This is a super fast read and would be an appropriate for younger readers as well. Goodall's sentences are simple declaratives, uncluttered by scientific jargon. I was looking forward to a little more in depth information but enjoyed this book anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rowan | 9/19/2013

    " Jane Goodall's observations of chimpanzee behavior and culture. Her esteem & compassion for them as fellow Great Apes is clear. Pleasantly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Unpredictable | 9/11/2013

    " This book showed me a whole new way to look at animals. Also it showed me just how bad the environment and poaching is. Also it shows how bad it is to expand because we are taking away there home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2013

    " Fascinating. What an amazing person Goodall is and what interesting creatures chimps are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/4/2013

    " My son brought this home as a class assignment. I thought it was interesting. I would like to have known more about Jane's life in Gombe and some private issues were skimmed over. Probably a good bok geared to kids, but as a nosy adult I wanted more details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cami | 8/9/2013

    " This was an alright book. I read it for reading Olymics. It had some VERY interesting points and then again it was a very slow read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/20/2013

    " A fascinating story about a young lady who spends her life becoming friends with chimpanzees. Very interesting from the age of 12, for boys and girls. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Audra | 4/24/2013

    " I loved this book when I listened to it on tape a few years ago. When reading it, I caught much more of the authors personal views, some of which I don't really identify. It was still okay though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanna | 2/19/2013

    " Sixth grade true love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon | 10/16/2012

    " My life with the Chimpanzees is an awesome book! Easily the best autobiography i've read (i've only read this one, btw.). My school loves to study her, so i read this for an english assignment. Very easy to do a book report on! Haha. It was awesome learning about Dr. Jane's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 10/1/2012

    " A great biography and call for action to children interested in the environment. A must for young animal lovers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 8/23/2012

    " If I was 12, I would have loved this book. I didn't realize it was written for kids until I started reading it, that being said I was a little disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karrie | 8/21/2012

    " Biography of Jane Goodall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darceyangel | 6/18/2012

    " This is a great read!!! Jane Goodall wrote it so it's her opinion. ITS really compelling. Everyone should read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 4/25/2012

    " This book is aImed at children, but is very enjoyable for adults too. It wad a quick read, but gave me a beautiful view into the life of Goodall, and the chimps she studied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keleigh | 2/25/2012

    " If I could conjure up a kindly auntie, to sit at her knee and listen to her stories and brush her static-crackling silver hair at night, Jane Goodall would be it. Her story is compelling, told in her fairy-godmother voice that I could listen to forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 1/9/2011

    " I love this book! I had to read it for school and it was amazing. I learned a lot about
    Jane Goodall and her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daystar | 9/29/2010

    " I can never resist any of Jane Goodalls books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darceyangel | 5/12/2010

    " This is a great read!!! Jane Goodall wrote it so it's her opinion. ITS really compelling. Everyone should read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/12/2010

    " I saw/heard Jane Goodall speak at Grace Cathedral during the service where they bless the animals, and I read most of her books shortly thereafter. A truly inspiring life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 1/2/2010

    " This is a super fast read and would be an appropriate for younger readers as well. Goodall's sentences are simple declaratives, uncluttered by scientific jargon. I was looking forward to a little more in depth information but enjoyed this book anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/21/2009

    " Again, part of my love of women scientists, adventurers, etc,in Africa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaori | 4/14/2009

    " Inspiradora la vida de esta mujer... qué envidia haber llegado por coincidencia a estudiar los bonobos, el animal con más similitud al hombre, casi como si hubiese estudiado a este último "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annie | 4/10/2009

    " It was an average book.I had to read it for school.It was a little bit boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rowan | 3/9/2009

    " Jane Goodall's observations of chimpanzee behavior and culture. Her esteem & compassion for them as fellow Great Apes is clear. Pleasantly written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Audra | 12/3/2008

    " I loved this book when I listened to it on tape a few years ago. When reading it, I caught much more of the authors personal views, some of which I don't really identify. It was still okay though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon | 8/24/2008

    " My life with the Chimpanzees is an awesome book! Easily the best autobiography i've read (i've only read this one, btw.). My school loves to study her, so i read this for an english assignment. Very easy to do a book report on! Haha. It was awesome learning about Dr. Jane's life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cami | 7/22/2008

    " This was an alright book. I read it for reading Olymics. It had some VERY interesting points and then again it was a very slow read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 4/18/2008

    " This book is aImed at children, but is very enjoyable for adults too. It wad a quick read, but gave me a beautiful view into the life of Goodall, and the chimps she studied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/27/2007

    " I read this book when I was little and found it to be great. It is at around an advanced 6th grade reading level. As I grew up I continued reading about primates, however the books I read slowly became harder and harder. I will never forget this, my first primate book :). "

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