Extended Audio Sample

Download Tiger, Tiger Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Tiger, Tiger Audiobook, by Lynne Reid Banks Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (472 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Reid Banks Narrator: Jan Francis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9780307245472
Regular Price: $12.50 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $11.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Two tiger cub brothers are torn from the jungle and taken to Rome. The stronger cub is trained as a killer at the Coliseum. Emperor Caesar makes a gift of the smaller cub to his beautiful daughter, Aurelia. She adores her cub, Boots. Julius, a young animal keeper, teaches Aurelia how to earn Boots’ trust. Boots is pampered while his brother, known as Brute, lives in the cold and darkness, let out only to kill. Caesar trusts Julius to watch Aurelia and her prized pet. But when a prank backfires, Boots temporarily escapes and Julius must pay with his life. Thousands watch as Julius is sent unarmed into the arena to face the killer Brute.

Download and start listening now!

BK_LILI_000241

Quotes & Awards

  • …[a] gripping, tantalizing examination of power, sacrifice, and mercy.
    Publishers Weekly, starred

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Hart | 2/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed the historical setting of ancient Rome and almost gave it 5 stars. Although written for youth, the author did not sugar-coat the brutality of the "circus," which ordinarily would be a turn off for me, but was not. It created a necessary reality in the telling of this compelling short novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherita | 2/1/2014

    " this fantastic historical fiction story takes place in Rome. Two tiger cub was cature at a young age and sent to Rome, where they both would live seperate lives. One Cub was given to emperor's daugther as a special gift, asnd the other was taught to be a vicious fighter. As the book goes on it tells the story of how each character grows and the reuniting of the tigers. This book also focuses on the poltical views of Roman and it's history. I did think this book was a great book but to advanced for grades p-5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 1/12/2014

    " The cover is amazing. The book is very good. It really brings the intense passions of tigers, Emperors, Emperors' daughters, and other 3rd century Romans to life. The educational value and the moral lessons are tucked in so discreetly in this exciting romantic adventure that boys and girls will both love it. It would make a great read-aloud for an upper-elementary teacher. (Be forewarned though as there is some brutality and gore.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley Kirkland | 1/4/2014

    " Wow, what a great book. It is an historically accurate fictional story of two tiger brothers separated in Rome. It does a great job of bringing Rome and the Colosseum to life and adding in an amazing story. I strongly recommend this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruby Hollyberry | 1/3/2014

    " This book sounded good, and I usually love this author, but whooo! Not this one! Turned into treacly, sentimental Christian fiction towards the end. I'm really disappointed, and will probably not buy any other books by the author without reading them first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sienna Wardle | 1/3/2014

    " i am happy for boots and brute in the end and kind of sad for jullius "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 1/2/2014

    " Book on CD. It has been a while since I read The Indian in The Cupboard, and am trying to compare fairly. That is impossible. This is also so incredible good, rich with historic details, emotion packed events and well depicted charecters. Amazing story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jolie Rolie Polie :D | 11/22/2013

    " Such an amazing book! If you have this at your house, just grab it! i mean, right now, get offline, and just find it...somewhere. made me cry @ the end, soooo emotional! i loved it! definaely one of my alltime favorites. i am just so happy! SUCH A GOOD BOOK! BEWARE: THIS IS A FANTASTIC BOOK!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Firefly | 11/3/2013

    " I read this a lot when I was younger and I absolutely loved it! I loved the character of Aurelia and loved the romance. A bit of an unsatisfactory ending, but brilliant all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 10/27/2013

    " This entirely fictional account of tigers in Caesar's palace is completely engaging. Tiger brothers come to Rome and one is given to Caesar's daughter. Although the story is short, there is a lot of depth. I didn't feel cheated at all. It was well done. And the narrator did an excellent job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddie | 10/22/2013

    " Good book to read when you're bored. It is simple, relaxing- except for a few tense moments- and i quite liked it. I have no clue when I read it, but it was short enough to read in one sitting. Nice work Miss.Banks! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie A. | 10/10/2013

    " Did you fall in love with the movie "Two Brothers" and start searching for more stories of captured tiger cubs, raised in captivity under different circumstances, who eventually meet again? Well, there's a book for that! And if you loved the movie, you'll love this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 5/19/2013

    " A very good, albeit short book about inhumanity and the worst parts of The Roman Empire. Inhumanity to other humans, slaves treated like dirt by Caesar, and cruelty to animals in the extreme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake Blieden | 1/23/2013

    " i want a pet tiget :'( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekkah | 1/20/2013

    " this book was so amazing. it was intense and desripitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Cherk | 9/27/2012

    " IT's the BEST LOVE STORY EVER!! It's also very sad too but it's SUPER GOOD!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaite | 7/31/2012

    " I thought it needed to be a lot longer. It was very good, until the ending that is. They couldn't just have a happy ending. She never sees Julius again. She's married to her cousin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natali | 6/26/2012

    " Hmm, It's not like this book was amazing yet I kept wanting to listen to it. I wanted to know how it would end and I really did enjoy it. Maybe 3.75 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 6/24/2012

    " Another book on CD that we listened to. We all liked reading the Indian in the Cupboard so we picked out this CD. It was a great story, maybe a little intense for littler kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violet | 5/12/2012

    " Loved this book. It was such a heartfelt story that was an easy read. I would reccommend it for everyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charles Emecz | 1/13/2012

    " An interesting little story. I was given this book as a present. It is not the type of book I usually read, but thought I would give it a go. The story doesnt move too quickly and it is not exciting, but when you read it you wont want to put it down. I think it would appeal to a younger audience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 8/1/2011

    " Once again, I had a hard time with this book because it was historical fiction. But I was still able to enjoy it and I was excited to be reading something by Lynne Reid Banks again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stone | 6/28/2011

    " Always take care of your animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaite | 4/4/2011

    " I thought it needed to be a lot longer. It was very good, until the ending that is. They couldn't just have a happy ending. She never sees Julius again. She's married to her cousin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 4/1/2011

    " I really did enjoy this book so I'm not exactly sure why I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 4... I guess I was expecting a little more, somehow. It was a neat window into a particular time in history, but the story's ending didn't really do it for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joicy | 3/23/2011

    " A great book, funny how the names are switched so creatively "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 3/1/2011

    " Banks brilliantly and compellingly portrays ancient Rome in terms even a child can understand but only an adult can appreciate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 2/11/2011

    " This is written by the author of The indinan int he Cupboard. I found it in the YA section of the library and dove right in. The story line was refreshing and I liked the ending even though it wasn't happily ever after. Finished it quick and enjoyed it thouroughly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charles | 1/8/2011

    " An interesting little story. I was given this book as a present. It is not the type of book I usually read, but thought I would give it a go. The story doesnt move too quickly and it is not exciting, but when you read it you wont want to put it down. I think it would appeal to a younger audience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/17/2010

    " Once again, I had a hard time with this book because it was historical fiction. But I was still able to enjoy it and I was excited to be reading something my Lynne Reid Banks again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 7/5/2010

    " This entirely fictional account of tigers in Caesar's palace is completely engaging. Tiger brothers come to Rome and one is given to Caesar's daughter. Although the story is short, there is a lot of depth. I didn't feel cheated at all. It was well done. And the narrator did an excellent job. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 5/28/2010

    " Not sure if it was the annoying British accents for the Roman characters in this audiobook or just a weak plot. This book was terrible. However, my 9-year-old son enjoyed it, especially the gory parts in the circus. "

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

    " A very good, albeit short book about inhumanity and the worst parts of The Roman Empire. Inhumanity to other humans, slaves treated like dirt by Caesar, and cruelty to animals in the extreme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 5/4/2010

    " I done like the ending Christian twist. It takes away from the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 4/27/2010

    " CD/Child
    Not much on history (set in Rome during the reign of Caesar, mostly occurred in Colosseum), but entertaining. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Lynne Reid BanksLynne Reid Banks is the author of the award-winning The Indian and the Cupboard.
About the Narrator

Jan Francis is an English actress who has worked in film and television for more than forty years. She is perhaps best known for her role as Penny Warrender in the romantic comedy series Just Good Friends. Her other credits include the 1979 film Dracula and the television movie Bloodlines, among many others.