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- By: June Mottershead
- Narrated by: Emily Pennant-Rea
- Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
When George Mottershead moved to the village of Upton-by-Chester in 1930 to realise his dream of opening a zoo without bars, his four-year-old daughter June had no idea how extraordinary her life would become. Soon her best friend was a chimpanzee called Mary, lion cubs and parrots were vying for her attention in the kitchen, and finding a bear tucked up in bed was no more unusual than talking to a tapir about granny's lemon curd. Pelican, penguin, or polar bear - for June, they were simply family.
A captivating read.
- By jillian grant on 28-08-16
Where does Our Zoo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
A great true story. Really hope June will give us all another installment of her families adventures building a collection without bars.
What other book might you compare Our Zoo to, and why?
Our Zoo, is gripping and funny like the best James Herriot and Gerald Durrel stories. If you enjoyed My Family and Other Animals and Every Living Thing, I'm sure you'll love our zoo.
What does Emily Pennant-Rea bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Emily brings a real warmth to the story. Look forward to listening to more books read by Emily.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Chaos in the country
Any additional comments?
An around great listen. 5 Stars. Hoping for a second installment "our zoo two"
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