Jamrach's Menagerie

  • by Carol Birch
  • Narrated by Dave John
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011
Jaffy Brown is running along a street in London's East End when he comes face to face with an escaped circus animal. Rescued by Mr Jamrach - explorer, entrepreneur and collector of the world's strangest creatures - the two strike up a friendship. Before he knows it, Jaffy finds himself on board a ship bound for the Dutch East Indies. His journey will push faith, love and friendship to their utmost limits.
Carol Birch's epic novel brings alive the smells, sights and flavours of the nineteenth century, from the docks of London to the storms of the Indian Ocean: a gripping exploration of our relationship to the natural world and the wildness it contains.

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Classic Lovers Must Read

The tale of Jamrach's menagerie starts out like a classic novel in the style of Dickens, Trollope or Eliot and is a great coming of age tale of Jaffy Brown a nineteenth century street urchin as he journeys over the seven seas to become a man. Get lost, relax, rediscover youth in this awesome tale.
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- JOHN W

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks