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  • Babylon's Ark

  • The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq, he discovered that hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, Anthony defended the zoo, bartered for food on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing, inspiring, and a little meandering

  • By Skipper on 06-22-15


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Reviewed: 02-19-15

I am enamored with Lawrence Anthony! He is a true hero and I'm so glad to have had the privileged to hear his story. I will be reading his other books next! Simon Vance is a master narrator and I will listen to anything he reads - bravo!

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