Reviews of Father of Lions

heidifk
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Jan 14 2020 – 11:14 PM

A remarkable true story

Father of Lions by Louise Callaghan is a true story but the way it was written from different...

branwen
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Jan 14 2020 – 10:54 AM

Uplifting Nonfiction

I really loved this book. I am generally not a person who is overly obsessed with nonfiction...

trosado
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Jan 14 2020 – 04:22 AM

4+ Stars

This was definitely a learning while reading experience. While a bit slow to start, I was...

kpat
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Jan 13 2020 – 12:49 PM

Fascinating story

What would you do in the middle of a war? Louise Callaghan, a Middle East journalist, researched...

ang709
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Jan 12 2020 – 10:05 PM

Life Under ISIS

This book is about the people who helped keep the animals of the Mosul Zoo alive during the...

holymolymdp
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Jan 12 2020 – 02:44 PM

Incredibly Powerful

4.5* This book checked a lot of boxes for me: I love reading nonfiction based in other...

betty56
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Jan 11 2020 – 09:45 PM

Amazing Story

This book is much more than a book about a zookeeper and his animals. Callaghan writes of the...

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Jan 11 2020 – 02:52 PM

Not what I expected

When I first received this book, I was not crazy about reading it. While the premise sounded...

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Jan 11 2020 – 01:32 PM

Not a fan

Father of Lions was not my cup of tea and I found it boring. I feel like someone who loves this...

n matthews
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Dec 27 2019 – 02:47 PM

Oh Yes!

I just finished this debut book written by Louise Callaghan titled “Father of Lions: One Man’s...

pawsomereads
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Dec 18 2019 – 10:30 PM

Incredible

Father of Lions tells the tale of the ISIS occupation of Mosul, Iraq, in the 2010s through the...

tmy56
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Dec 17 2019 – 12:30 PM

Struggles of War

I received an ARC of Father of Lions to facilitate my review. For many of us, going to the zoo...

lorren
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Dec 17 2019 – 03:50 AM

Beautiful Story

Father of Lions was the true story of how some of the animals from the Mosul Zoo was saved. The...

mmitchell
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Dec 12 2019 – 02:48 PM

Amazing Story

I truly enjoyed this book. It takes place in Mosul during the two and a half years that ISIS...

sasha
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Dec 09 2019 – 01:45 PM

Intense and honest

Abu Laith, whose name means Father of Lions, has always had a fondness for animals; ever since he...

smbergin
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Dec 09 2019 – 09:19 AM

Remarkable story

Abu-Laith is a man of many dimensions. He’s a successful businessman who has built a place of...

maryella
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Dec 06 2019 – 11:20 AM

I would read more

The book alternated between the story of Abu Laith, the self-declared zookeeper who did all he...

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