It takes a proper English voice to narrate this magical, educational story of elephants, friendship, loyalty, and the twilight of the British Empire. Golden Voice Simon Prebble, with a fine sense of English resolve, is perfect for the job of guiding the listener to the Far East, where in 1920 WWI veteran James Howard Williams accepted a position with the Bombay/Burma Teak Company. There, he was immediately drawn to the huge, gentle, incredibly intelligent creatures that made the industry successful. With the onset of WWII, "Elephant Bill" organized the Elephant Company, and Prebble's voice exhibits just a hint of tension and national pride as he describes how man and beast risked their lives to lead countless refugees over lofty mountain passes to safety. Fascinating listening. B.P. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2014]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4703-9737-1 $123.75 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4906-2603-1 $64.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4703-9738-8 $109.00
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