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  • Ape House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (107)

    Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos know American Sign Language. Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn’t understand people, but animals she gets—especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans...until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what’s really going on inside.

    glamazon says: "Interesting Premise"
    "Not as good as her first book"
    Overall

    While The Ape House presents some interesting concepts-communiation between the apes and humans-there is no comparison to Water for Elephants, which I absolutely loved and could listen to over and over again. At times, The Ape House is too wordy and drones on and on. Overall, this book was a disappointment.
    Janet in Carmel

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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