Penguin Island

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anatole France

Narrated By: Michael Sirois

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 9 hours 5 minutes


The novel (original French title -- L'Île des Pingouins) is a satire on human nature. The first publication was in 1908. These penguins are mistaken for humans by the 97-year-old priest, Father Mael, because of his bad eyesight. He baptizes them, and once baptized, they have no choice but to become human. They take on human traits (build civilizations, go to war, etc.). The book is very funny and powerful. (Summary by Michael)


Penguin Island

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Penguin Island, Anatole France