Tiger, Tiger

  • by Lynne Reid Banks
  • Narrated by Jan Francis
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two tiger cub brothers are torn from the jungle and taken to Rome. The stronger cub is trained as a killer at the Coliseum. Emperor Caesar makes a gift of the smaller cub to his beautiful daughter, Aurelia. She adores her cub, Boots. Julius, a young animal keeper, teaches Aurelia how to earn Boots's trust. Boots is pampered while his brother, known as Brute, lives in the cold and darkness, let out only to kill. Caesar trusts Julius to watch Aurelia and her prized pet. But when a prank backfires, Boots temporarily escapes and Julius must pay with his life. Thousands watch as Julius is sent unarmed into the arena to face the killer Brute.

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What the Critics Say

"Banks writes well, bringing the late-third-century Roman Empire to life in a novel that blends history with timeless human emotions." (Booklist)

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Tiger, Tiger

I love this book! The reader does an excellent job of conveying the story from the original book to an audiobook. The story has just the right amount of drama, adventure and romance.The length is not fatiguing to younger listeners, but not too short for older ones. I would definately reccomed this as a must-listen for anyone.
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- Eric

Three Stories in One

I really liked this Audio Book. I believe the Narrator's voice was soothing and feminine for the Female characters, yet authoritative and strong for the Male characters. The story was set in ancient Rome during the height of the Arena, in which men and animals alike met as foes. There were stories running concurrently: A love story, the bonding of two brothers, and the lives of slaves and royals. I thought the three stories were blended nicely, giving the listener some insights into ancient Roman life.
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- E. Mason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2005
  • Publisher: Listening Library