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Akimbo and the Lions

Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
Series: Akimbo, Book 1
Length: 54 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
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There’s a hungry lion stealing cattle, and Akimbo’s father has to catch it!

But when he sets out to deal with the marauding lion, things do not turn out as planned, as instead he traps a cub! The cub won’t survive for long without its mother. Can Akimbo help save it?

©1992 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2007 Recorded Books Inc

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  • Elle
  • 10-13-19

Lovely story, narration not so much

My kids love these stories and have read and listened to them all. But there’s no beating a professional voice artist for narration - the version read by Paterson Joseph is absolutely superb, it really brings the story to life. McCall Smith’s voice is leaden and nowhere near as expressive; and he sounds far too pompously imperial. Not suitable for an African story in the 21st century.