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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Hoeg Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning author Peter Hoeg has captured a worldwide audience with his novels of compelling, solitary heroes and powerful landscapes. Smilla’s Sense of Snow received international praise for its subtle emotional nuances and startling visions of the frozen northlands. Now, Heg turns his attention to England and a wanderer from an even stranger world. Madeline Burden, beautiful wife of a renowned British zoologist, is not surprised when she learns that her husband is holding a stray ape in his laboratory. But when she looks into the creature’s eyes, she feels her heart lurch in response to the intelligence and gentleness she sees there. Somehow, she must free the ape from the scientists who would sacrifice his life to gain measurable data about his intelligence. And, in a flash, she also knows that her life is now inextricably linked to his. The Woman and the Ape is the remarkable story of their relationship. Part fable, part romance, and part slapstick comedy, it poses intriguing questions about nature and nurture and builds to a hilarious ending. Jenny Sterlin’s silky narration captures all the irony and humor of Heg’s extraordinary novel.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/15/2014

    " Not sure exactly what I thought of this novel. I do enjoy Hoeg's prose style, but I found this novel hard to embrace. It does present an intriguing story, but it was hard to care about the main characters, human or ape. There is a coldness to this novel, which surprised me given that one of his other excellent novels, 'Smila's Sense of Snow' (a novel with cold in its very core) projected a warmth entirely lacking in this distant UK-based story. I didn't hate it, but I would not recommend it to someone unless they were interested in the animal-human intelligence concept. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee | 1/30/2014

    " This story is really "out there" yet, amazingly, I was able to maintain the willing suspension of disbelief necessary to read it. I did not like it as well as but found it thought provoking in a way that was not. The topic was not as compelling for me personally as that of which was also thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frankie | 1/23/2014

    " an enjoyable read if you have a scandinavian sense of humour "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Audrey | 1/15/2014

    " I also loved this book. It was quirky, interesting and really hopeful about how we can truly shift if we open up to everyone. "

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