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How the Penguins Saved Veronica

Written by:
Hazel Prior

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2020
10 hours 44 minutes
A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker.

Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she’s coming to visit—and won’t take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica's closed heart starts to open. 

Her grandson, Patrick, comes to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about.
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Mary M.

I loved the book, very engaging. I like how the whole story came together.

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Gina M.

I thoroughly enjoyed the journey into the lives of each character and the clever way Hazel Prior used Terry’s blog to connect the events as they were unfolding. A beautiful story of redemption and hope! I feel inspired to save the penguins!

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Very engaging. Narrators sometimes confused who was speaking - particularly the minor males- sounded same - Enjoyed Patrick!

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