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Elefant

Narrated by: Gert Heidenreich
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Ein Wesen, das die Menschen verzaubert: ein kleiner rosaroter Elefant, der in der Dunkelheit leuchtet. Plötzlich ist er da, in der Höhle des Obdachlosen Schoch. Wie das seltsame Geschöpf entstanden ist und woher es kommt, weiß nur einer: der Genforscher Roux. Er möchte eine weltweite Sensation daraus machen. Allerdings wurde es ihm entwendet. Denn es gibt auch Leute, die es beschützen wollen, etwa der burmesische Elefantenflüsterer Kaung.
©2017 Diogenes Verlag AG (P)2017 Diogenes Verlag AG

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An enjoyable, realistic book, engaging characters

My first Martin Suter book, I look forward to reading more. The story takes place in contemporary Zürich and includes a alcoholic homeless man, whom we meet at first, living in a small flood water created cave along the Limmat; a circus manager who tries to keep his circus financially viable by renting his elephants as foster mothers to a company researching genetic manipulation in elephants; the veterinarian at the circus who decides to hide the pregnancy of one of the elephants; a veterinarian who volunteers at at free clinic for the care of animals belonging to Zürich's homeless, and the Burmese caretaker of the circus' elephants. This is not a thriller, nor a politically correct anti-GM novel, the "bad guys" are not card board characters that the author sets up only to knock down. In fact, one feels it might break out into a "feel good" book at any moment, but it never becomes too saccharine: there is realistic character development, the characters make real mistakes and react in a true to type manner (except for perhaps the Burmese caretaker who is a bit inscrutable). For German language learners - be aware that the book is available in English too, to help you out.

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Another excellent story line

What made the experience of listening to Elefant the most enjoyable?

A twisted and unexpected storyline as usual.

What did you like best about this story?

The nearly unrealistic factor of the "pink elephant" that was yet again well researched by the author.

What about Gert Heidenreich’s performance did you like?

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Amazing! Suter at his very best!

Suter is the best living Swiss author and this book is just a masterpiece! Best book which I listened to in a very long time!

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  • Rolf Thalheim
  • 08-28-18

Was fuer eine tolle Geschichte!

Spannend, unterhaltsam, hervorragender Sprecher, ein Schuss Gesellschaftskritik und ein ueberraschendes Ende - was will man mehr!