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    • Elephant Company

    • The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
    • By: Vicki Constantine Croke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

    At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story of Friendship, Loyalty, and Bravery

    • By Patrick on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Lady and the Panda

    • The First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal
    • By: Vicki Constantine Croke
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Ruth Harkness was the toast of 1930s New York, a dress designer newly married to a wealthy adventurer, Bill Harkness. Just weeks after their wedding, however, Bill decamped for China in hopes of becoming the first Westerner to capture a giant panda, an expedition on which many had embarked and failed miserably. Bill was also to fail in his quest, dying horribly alone in China and leaving his widow heartbroken and adrift.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A surprising slice of life.

    • By Boudicca on 12-30-15

    Regular price: $22.60