The One and Only Ivan

Applegate, Katherine

Audiobook CD - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The One and Only Ivan
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470351236
Branch Call Number: CD Children APPLEGATE
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hr., 45 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in


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Jan 08, 2015
  • Aandrews19 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The audio version of this book is excellently narrated- the actor is completely believable as the one and only Ivan. The story is very sad at times, but in ways that ring true to the historic (and sadly current) treatment of animals by humans. At the same time, the characters persevere and there is an overall tone of hope, with an ending that will leave a smile on your face.

Jan 09, 2014
  • JCLMelodyMK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a great read with a Gorilla as the narrator. It makes you think about the animals in some of the awful ways they are kept in cages and alone. But it has a nice ending and very nice character develoment. I would recommend this to be read by any age.

Dec 14, 2013
  • doxiemama rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book has an EXCELLENT reader! The story is so amazing, and he conveys it so well. I found myself enraptured and often gaping at the events of the story...totally captivating!


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Jan 08, 2015
  • Aandrews19 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Aandrews19 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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