Water for Elephants

  • by Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. In the Depression era, Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers' "Most Spectacular Show on Earth". There he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world: Marlena, beautiful star of the equestrian act; August, her charismatic but twisted husband (and the circus' animal trainer); and Rosie, the seemingly untrainable elephant Jacob cares for.

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What the Critics Say

"This marvelously exciting and satisfying book has been given the engaging audio production it deserves." (Audiofile)
"Water for Elephants is fun, sweet and thrilling and will pull you into the mysterious life of the circus so far that you won't want to leave." (Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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excellent story, well told.


this was a superb tale, well crafted and smoothly narrated . I was transported to the circus and felt the graft and grime of the reality of a travelling show years ago, while being immersed in a love story.
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- ptuff

loved it

this made a nice change from the novels I usually read. It was a good story, well told. I cared about the characters which, for me is essential.
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- mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2015
  • Publisher: Lamplight Audio