- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 26 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: May 24, 2006
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000G12CEK
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Water for Elephants Audiobook – Unabridged
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The book begins with a young veterinary student who discovers that his parents have been killed in a car accident. He returns home to find that he has been left with nothing and that his parents had put everything at stake for his ivy league education. When they died their home, veterinary practice, and savings were all lost to the bank. Overcome by grief, he is unable to complete his finals and runs away from everything and everyone he knows. At a loss for direction and purpose, he jumps a train in the dead of night hoping to find himself in a strange town where he can start to live again. Instead, he finds himself on a circus train, where he becomes engrossed in a community unlike anything that he has ever experienced. The weeks and months that follow are both his saving grace and his living hell.
Rosie naturally stole my heart! She is by far my favourite character and she was marvelously depicted (very well researched). Everything was, in fact. The story had you in suspence at all the right moments, giving just enough detail so your imagination can construct a scene simultaneously beautiful but also on the verge of a dangerous precipice: you fear the worst but can't help but enjoy every event.
The characters drew out my smiles and tears and sometimes even nerves. It was a feel-good story but also very real: I could believe that this was really written in the circus history books.
I actually saw the movie first (and in hind sight I think it was a very good adaptation), and reading the book now just fattened the story up nicely, added a little more history to what I already knew. So even though I knew what was coming in the end, I was still engrossed all the way through and came away very satisfied.
Read it, I know you'll love it!