This audiobook explores the life of Stany Nyandwi, a gifted African primatologist whose talents and ability to communicate with chimpanzees led famed researcher Jane Goodall to describe him as a "chimp whisperer." Narrator Dion Graham so inhabits the memoir that listeners easily could swear he's the author. He adopts an accent that to Western ears sounds authentic without affectation or loss of understanding. A truly marvelous pairing. The author's straightforward prose lends itself effectively to audio. Yet Graham also captures the heartache that comes from the author's experiences in Burundi's ethnic civil war and his long separation from his family and his joy at his family's reunification after months of uncertainty. The author's stories about interactions with individual chimps are among the best passages. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]
Digital Download OrangeSky Audio 2022
DD ISBN $15.39
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