• My Life with the Chimpanzees

  • By: Jane Goodall
  • Narrated by: Jane Goodall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (121 ratings)

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My Life with the Chimpanzees

By: Jane Goodall
Narrated by: Jane Goodall
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Publisher's Summary

From the time she was a girl, Jane Goodall dreamed of a life spent working with animals. Finally she had her wish. When she was 26 years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimpanzees in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers with leopards and lions in the African bush. And she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees - intelligent animals whose lives, in work and play and family relationships, bear a surprising resemblance to our own.

©1996 Jane Goodall (P)2019 Grand Central Publishing

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Love Jane, message & superbly crafted soundscapes!

One of the best Audio Books I have ever heard! I just loved being immersed in Jane's beautiful narration, accompanied by the amazing soundscapes-especially all of the authentic nature and animal sounds and the deep and meaningful message of this book. I will listen to it again and again. And, it will be at the top of my gifting list for friends and family for this giving season and beyond. It reminds me of an old fashioned radio show, its like being right there with Jane hearing and experiencing everything she is describing. I feel that the message of hope and Jane's exquisite role modeling and inspiration are so important for our world at this time.

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A 9 year olds point of view

In all, this book has taught me that I can be curious brave and daring. I like that Jane Goodall told us her story in her own words.

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Great Story, too many sound effects

I enjoyed listening to Jane Goodall tell the story of her life and all of her adventures. My one criticism is that there are too many sound effects throughout, and sometimes they are just too loud, especially when one is wearing an earbud!

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She has THE best audiobooks

Jane Goodall voice is so soothing and her stories are so inspiring. This book is a perfect short story to understand where she comes from and why she is so passionate about peace and coexistence with animals.

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Wonderful Listen

I really loved the book! The narration felt so much more personal since the author was reading it. The sound effects really added to the ambiance of the book!

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Heart warming

Absolutely beautiful and heart warming. I cried all throughout the last chapters. This book is for adults and young children and everyone in between. It is definitely a must read!! It is inspirational and hopefully it will change the choices you make for now on to improve the life of all living things around us.

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Perfect for all ages!

What a beautiful story. Only one proviso for parents of younger or very sensitive children: Please preview before sharing this with them. You may decide to edit out a few passages and soundscapes that deal with very violent scenarios.

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Wanted more on chimpanzees

I would say this book is more of call to action to protect the environment than a book just about Jane Goodall’s research. The book rambled a bit, and she could have used a better editor. Her performance was fine. The sound effects in the book were annoying and distracting.

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A must listen!

If I could live my life over I’d go to Africa and live amongst the animals as Jane has. The book was very well done and I enjoyed the sound effects. Normally I find them unnecessary and distracting, but they work nicely here.

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beautiful

It's a beautiful short story of her life and philosophy. The accompanying audio tract was nicely paired with the story and served to enhance her details.

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  • Phil Wain
  • 05-25-22

Good on the whole.

Enjoyed it but it was a bit patronising at times telling you what was obvious as if you didn’t know it. Not much detail in anything. A lot of story but very condensed. Animal noises a bit irritating at times made it like a child’s story.
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  • Agnes Papp
  • 04-08-21

Beautifully written, tead and effected

A beautiful book written and read by Dr Jane Goodall is left me full of emotions and thoughts about our life on the wonderful Planet Earth. ❤️🙏🐵🌍