Akimbo

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

Akimbo and the Lions Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • Akimbo and the Lions

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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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?

    Regular price: $5.46

    • Akimbo and the Lions

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When Akimbo and his park ranger father accidentally capture a lion cub, Akimbo decides to name it Simba and care for it. The two soon become inseparable. But when Simba grows too big, Akimbo must make the right choice for his wild friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my kids live listening to this story over and over

    • By FVSdC on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $4.95

  • Book 2

    • Akimbo and the Crocodile Man

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Akimbo is offered the chance to help tag baby crocodiles, he is very excited. John the Crocodile Man wants to keep an eye on the latest batch of crocodiles, and Akimbo is keen to learn more about the dangerous creatures. Then John is attacked by an angry croc, and Akimbo has to use all his courage to save him!

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    • Akimbo and the Crocodile Man

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    When a visiting croc expert invites Akimbo along on a field study, Akimbo is thrilled. But when the crocodiles attack the guide, injuring him gravely, it will be up to Akimbo to cross a crocodile-infested river and jump-start a truck to bring back help.

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  • Book 3

    • Akimbo and the Elephants

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In a central African animal sanctuary, young Akimbo sees the carcass of a mother elephant rotting in the sun. Hearing that his ranger father rarely catches these killers, Akimbo hatches a secret plan to apprehend these villains himself. But are the dangers too daunting for this aspiring hero?

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Akimbo and the Elephants

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Akimbo lives with his family on a game reserve in Kenya. When Akimbo sees what poachers do to the elephants on his game reserve, he is determined to stop them. There’s only one way to do it, and that’s to become an elephant hunter himself! But it’s going to take strength and courage and will involve facing danger. Can he stop the poachers and save the elephants?

    Regular price: $5.46

  • Book 4

    • Akimbo and the Snakes

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ten-year-old Akimbo gets to spend several days with his uncle, Peter, at his east African snake park! His uncle first takes him on a tour of the snake-filled sanctuary. Soon Akimbo learns important facts about snakes and helps his uncle with various tasks from milking cobra venom to feeding constrictors.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Akimbo and the Snakes

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Akimbo loves his life in Africa. He loves living in the great game reserve where his father is ranger. He is able to see all sorts of wonderful animals. But he doesn't see many snakes - they usually slither away when he gets close. But then his uncle Peter asks if Akimbo would like to visit his snake park, and Akimbo jumps at the chance!

    Regular price: $5.46