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4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roland Smith Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Jacob Lansa is an ordinary New York kid - riding his bike, fixing himself snacks after school, and anxiously awaiting letters from his father in Kenya. Then, suddenly, his mother is killed in a terrible accident. Pushed aside by his stepfather, Jacob makes an impulsive decision to set out on his own to find his father. In Africa, with minimal supplies and only his trusty mountain bike for transportation, Jacob faces wild lions, terrible grassland fires, and vicious elephant poachers. His search for his father seems hopeless until he meets Supeet, a Masai on a quest to end the drought that is devastating his country. Working together, the two struggle to find Jacob's father, end the drought, and save the last of the great elephants from extinction. With non-stop action, exotic settings, and Johnny Heller's vivid narration, Thunder Cave takes listeners to the wilds of Africa for the adventure of a lifetime. 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 Feras Naser | 2/17/2014

    " It was a very good book every page had an adventure. I couldn't put the book down and I don't get into books very much but this book was very entertaining I had a very good time reading this book. It has adventure friendship action everything you want in a book this book has. You will be very impressed in this book you wont be able to put it down. Its one of my favorite book I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 2/14/2014

    " When Jacob fulfills a promise to his grandfather, Taw, and travels with him back to the Hopi reservation where he was...more When Jacob fulfills a promise to his grandfather, Taw, and travels with him back to the Hopi reservation where he was born, he gets a lot more than a quiet trip to the desert. He quickly discovers that the Hopi on the reservation are divided over a lobo, a Mexican wolf, that people say is hunting on the reservation. There are some who want to kill the lobo, and others who...more When Jacob fulfills a promise to his grandfather, Taw, and travels with him back to the Hopi reservation where he was born, he gets a lot more than a quiet trip to the desert. He quickly discovers that the Hopi on the reservation are divided over a lobo, a Mexican wolf, that people say is hunting on the reservation. There are some who want to kill the lobo, and others who are angry enough to kill anyone who gets in the way. The lobo is an endangered species, thought to have disappeared from New Mexico all together. Jake knows that if the lobo does exist, he must do everything in his power to help it. But time is running out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 2/13/2014

    " Great adventures one after a nother. Can't wait to read Jaguar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 2/11/2014

    " First of a 3 part series. Great adventure set in Africa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/7/2014

    " i really liked this book because it was about a 13 year old boy who learned to survive "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arthur | 1/21/2014

    " Thunder cave is an awesome book if you are into African animals.It takes a sad turn when the main character Jake finds that his mother dies in a car crash. Then he flees to Africa to find his father who is tracking elephants in the bush. The story has adventure as well as poachers,bandits and unlikely friends as Jake tries tofind his father and survive in the African bush. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calli | 1/19/2014

    " I liked Elephant Run better, but this one was very interesting as well. As Jacob sets off to search for his father (who is trying to protect a special group of elephants from poachers) in Kenya, he hooks up with a Masai named Supeet. Supeet teaches him a lot about how to look at things with new eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnek | 1/19/2014

    " A great "boy book". Kept Remi's attention and he was anxious to see what happened next. We will read the next books in the series for sure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mackenzie ann | 1/8/2014

    " this is a great book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 12/27/2013

    " Along the lines of the Hatchet books by Gary Paulson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Hatch | 11/19/2013

    " It was very well written. Had a nice plot and beautifully described settings. I highly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 11/5/2013

    " Awesome book this author is amazing with action stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 10/30/2013

    " Pretty exciting middle school novel about Africa. The plot never dragged and it included a lot of good information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Bezman | 9/1/2013

    " Love this book! All of Roland Smith books are so adventurous' love them all! (: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikell | 8/14/2013

    " I have read this book so many times i love it "

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

    " it was really good.its verry entertaining and full of adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/22/2013

    " It was a really enjoyable and adventurous book. My favorite character is Jacob Lansa. I would recommend this book for young students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 5/10/2013

    " i love finding good boy fiction. i can just picture my brother reading this book when he was younger and loving it. a great story about family and protecting endagered species and the culture of africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Mickelson | 4/26/2013

    " I enjoyed this book very much and read it with my boys as well. Jacob Lansa is a likeable character and Smith does a great job of putting the reader in Africa. Jacob's adventures are realistic and believable and Jake makes a great hero as he saves elephants and finds his dad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kira | 2/9/2013

    " Read it a years ago, our teacher read it to the class. I hated it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alysia | 9/13/2012

    " This was a cute book. I liked the adventure. It didn't totally suck me in, but it was a cute read. I think my son would probably like it even more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 9/3/2012

    " This book was good. We read it at school. Some parts are weird but other than that I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 8/6/2012

    " Made me feel like I was in Zimbabwe Africa. I entered the story. Way back in 7th grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Petry | 7/17/2012

    " I couldn't put this one down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia | 12/9/2011

    " Jake is so brave yet he's so young "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 11/8/2011

    " A good adventure book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlyn Higginbotham | 10/13/2011

    " i have read this book 4 times and i love it!!! This is one of my favoritebooks that i have read! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carleen | 8/18/2011

    " I read this to my 5th graders every year. They love it. I just skip the few cuss words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 8/8/2011

    " I think the reason I enjoyed reading this book so much is because it talks of a boy who goes to Africa to see his father who is trying to save elphants from poachers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 5/20/2011

    " it is one of the best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnek | 4/17/2011

    " A great "boy book". Kept Remi's attention and he was anxious to see what happened next. We will read the next books in the series for sure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 4/6/2011

    " It was very well written. Had a nice plot and beautifully described settings. I highly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie. S | 1/26/2011

    " I love this book too. It is one of the best books written by Roland Smith "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 9/7/2010

    " The first novel I remember being truly obsessed with as a child. My little adventurer coming out of me - totally was in love with the story and setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/20/2010

    " i really liked this book because it was about a 13 year old boy who learned to survive
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheyenne | 3/22/2010

    " I aslo read this book for school and its AWESOME!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlyn | 1/21/2010

    " i have read this book 4 times and i love it!!! This is one of my favoritebooks that i have read! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 12/15/2009

    " Awesome book this author is amazing with action stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 10/29/2009

    " First of a 3 part series. Great adventure set in Africa. "

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About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.