Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • We Bought a Zoo

  • The Amazing True Story of a Broken-Down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever
  • By: Benjamin Mee
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

We Bought a Zoo is about one young family, a broken down zoo, and the wild animals that changed their lives forever. When Ben and his wife Katherine sold their small flat in Primrose Hill, upped sticks with their children, and invested their savings into a dilapidated zoo on the edge of Dartmoor, they were prepared for a challenge and a momentous change in all their lives. What they weren’t prepared for was Katherine’s devastating second brain cancer diagnosis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, pity about the reader.

  • By Patricia on 29-03-12

Good story, pity about the reader.

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-12

I enjoyed the book, but, found that the delivery of the narrator (who had meticulous diction) sometimes was without expression. Some of the sad parts of the story were read in the same tone as some funny incidents. Only occasionally was there a glimmer of humour. Sorry but it spoilt the enjoyment of the book.

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