AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Lorna Raver

Biography & Memoir • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Ruth Harkness gained fame as the first captor of a giant panda in 1936. Her entertaining life's story comes with valuable insight into the panda's continuing struggle for survival in a diminishing habitat. Living in a time when most women were restricted to housework, Harkness achieved success as an explorer, but her personal life was one of depression and alcoholism. Lorna Raver's genteel matriarchal voice never hurries nor misses a single syllable. She adds pleasant expression and modulation to her narration, making herself sound more like an animated storyteller than a reader. The clarity and simplicity of her audio production would recommend it for young readers and students of English. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]



Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2005

CS ISBN 1415921180 $81.00 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 1415921660 $99.00 • Nine CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

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 signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×