The Chimpanzee Whisperer by Stany Nyandwi and David Blissett, Read by Dion Graham
A Marvelous Pairing of Audiobook and Narrator
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Golden Voice narrator Dion Graham inhabits Stany Nyandwi’s memoir, The Chimpanzee Whisperer, exploring his life as a gifted African primatologist. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss how Graham replicates all of Nyandwi’s emotions and experiences with his tone, pace, and cadence. Nyandwi’s ability to communicate with chimpanzees led famed researcher Jane Goodall to describe him as a “chimp whisperer.” It’s a story that goes beyond his life as a talented animal caretaker, delving into conservation and environmental issues the chimpanzees face and the author’s experiences in Burundi’s civil war. A truly marvelous pairing of audiobook and narrator.
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