Imani Parks's enthusiastic, animated voice fits lovable Ruby, the baby elephant introduced in THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN. Parks's convincing narration quickly has listeners experiencing Ruby's playful nature and imagining the joy of mud fun and pond play. Parks also articulates Ruby's dislike of her nickname, "Tusky," and her apprehension about her Tuskday celebration speech. As Ruby remeets a keeper from her elephant orphanage in Africa, her memories return. Listeners learn a deeper truth as Parks's narration grows mournful and Ruby recalls her early life, her mother's death at the hands of hunters, and her tusk association with poachers. Parks brings all Ruby's friends, the familiar characters in this series, to life, and Ruby is especially vivid. S.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780063080119 $27.99
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
Let us recommend your next great audiobook!
No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.
If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.
Thank you for contacting us!
Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!