A Beautiful Truth

A Beautiful Truth

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, A Beautiful Truth is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival. Looee is forever set apart, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple in Vermont who cannot conceive a baby of their own. He's not human, but with his peculiar upbringing he is no longer like other chimps. One tragic night Looee's two natures collide, and this unique family is forever changed. At the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. The work at Girdish has proved that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends, and that they build complex cultures. They are political, altruistic, and capable of anger and forgiveness. When Looee is moved to the institute, he is forced to try to find a place in this new world.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : AudioGO, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781482909241
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) :,digital
Additional Contributors: Barrett, Joe 1950-

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Aug 17, 2017

It was a page turner, however I didn't care for the vulgarity of studies.

LoganLib_Sophie Mar 17, 2015

A bit confusing to follow. Follows two separate stories which eventually turn into one. Very violent, though very interesting. It doesn't seem like it finished properly, I was left wanting more and feeling sad.

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LoganLib_Sophie Mar 17, 2015

LoganLib_Sophie thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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