The Elephant Keeper

  • by Christopher Nicholson
  • Narrated by Roger May
  • 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the middle of the 18th century, a ship docks at Bristol with an extraordinary cargo: two young elephants. Bought by a wealthy landowner, they are taken to his estate in the English countryside.
A stable boy, Tom Page, is given the task of caring for them. The Elephant Keeper is Tom's account of his life with the elephants.

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What a lovely inspiring story

What made the experience of listening to The Elephant Keeper the most enjoyable?

To hear all about how elephants came into the UK and how Tom managed to tame these elephants by hand with no experience what so ever.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elephant Keeper?

When one of the elephants took a glass of alcohol off the table drank the contents and gave the glass back much to the astonishment of those stood around.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

When the boy fell off the elephant even though he had been warned by his parents not to even try and climb on the elephant let alone try and ride it.


Any additional comments?

To be enjoyed by any age group and either male or female I can definitely recommend it was thoroughly enjoyable.

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- Marianne Buck

somerset yokel bores one with tale of an elephant

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

difficult to say,


What could Christopher Nicholson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not dragged it out


Would you listen to another book narrated by Roger May?

I don't know as he did his job well reading like a Somerset 18thc yokel, but how frustratingly boring


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

temper loss, kept saying to myself "just get on with it"


Any additional comments?

don't waste your time reading it

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- P. Wagg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2010
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks