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Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.

In her wise and elegant new audiobook, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give listeners a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall’s passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then is a place she continues to enjoy today.

Seeds of Hope takes us from England to Goodall’s home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as unique places for plants, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. This world of plants, with all its mysteries, shows us how we can heal our bodies and the planet itself.

Looking at the world as an adventurer, a scientist, and a devotee of sustainable foods and gardening, Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Goodall…manages to infuse a personal feel to global questions about conservation, species diversity, and sustainability.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “These accounts of conservation success are inspirational.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Goodall’s voice introduces and concludes her audiobook, and narrator Edita Brychta delivers the bulk of her history and observations about the plant world. Brychta’s tone suggests the blend of emotion and memory that characterizes Goodall’s wistfulness for the adventurous past of botany and deep concern for the future of the planet.”


  • “Goodall’s intimate writing style and sense of wonder pull the reader into each account…The mix of personal and scientific makes for a compelling read.”


  • “Personal warmth and enthusiasm increase the charm of this celebration of the ‘beauty, mystery, and complexity’ of the plant world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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