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A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

Narrated by: Professor Ben Garrod
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Non-fiction
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We're living through a golden age of paleontological research that, in the last couple of decades, has radically changed our understanding of dinosaurs. Through candid interviews with the world’s top paleontologists, Professor Ben Garrod reveals new dinosaur facts from cutting edge research into the greatest animals ever to walk the planet.

When we're young, we all have a favourite dinosaur but, as time passes, other aspects of life get in the way. This is ultimate guide for grown-ups who have lost touch with their favourite childhood dinosaurs.

From the earliest cat-sized dinosaurs to enormous, feathered dinosaurs, there have been many significant discoveries in only the last 30 years. Every day we are learning more about the way the dinosaurs behaved and ultimately what happened to them at the very end.

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So interesting!

Loved this series, learnt so many interesting things. Very well delivered, highly recommended, highly recommended

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Prehistoric Fun

Really enjoyed this. I love Dinosaurs, and this was informative, light and interesting to listen to.

I appreciated the sombre, truthful ending, too.

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interesting for both adult and child

listen to it in the car to school. my children want to try and find dinosaur bones now. Great and very understandable information without being patronising.

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Simply Delightful

A fun and educational trip through the age of the dinosaurs. Well narrated and easy to follow. Small bites great for easy listening.

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i wish there were more episodes!

LOVED this one - takes you back to being a curious child
what a beautiful podcast - informative, interesting, funny!

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educational and good narration

I really enjoyed the topic and the professor who narrated the series had fantastic intonation which made this a binge worthy series. thoroughly enjoyed this audible series as well as great audio enhancements which made for easy listening and vivid imagery.

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I loved this

Very educational, easy to listen to. I especially liked that they asked most speakers what their favourite dinosaur was. This doesn't happen enough anymore.

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My new favourite Dinosaur!

I have always loved Dinosaurs and picked up this book to refamiliarise myself with them. And boy did it! I loved the narration and the “grown up” tone of the book. If you’ve loved dinosaurs before you’ll love them even more after this read!
Ps. My favourite Dinosaur is the Paralophosaurus!

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  • Ted
  • 01-10-2019

Dinos demystified

when you thought you knew about the Thunder Lizards this will amaze you how little we do

Thorough and engaging....with great interviews with experts

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Loved it

“God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.”

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  • Amy
  • 13-07-2019

What a treat!

I am one of those young dinosaur enthusiasts who never grew out of it, so this was a real treat for me! Well researched and accessible, a really fascinating listen. I hope there will be more episodes to come!
My favourite is Baryonyx!

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  • Simon
  • 16-11-2019

Our Feathered Friends!

Having been a bit critical of some of these podcasts because they really didn't tell me much about subjects that I knew very little about this came as a really refreshing change. It has depth, a Dino version of Prof Brian Cox and most importantly some real depth without ever getting too nerdy.

Thoroughly recommended!

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  • Alison
  • 01-08-2019

Loved this

Really interesting and accessible with a great presenter. His 'Chris Pratt' moment was superb! Was disappointed by his little lecture at the end about us killing the planet. Preaching to the choir... But we'll worth (several) listens.

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  • SoMrHarris
  • 30-07-2019

Dino-mite!

This series was absolutely amazing! I binged the entire series it was so good. The narration was excellent, the information contained was eye opening, and the warning at the end was extremely poignant. Definitely worth a listen.

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  • A P
  • 21-07-2019

fascinating

Very entertaining and informative.

Brilliantly put together to appeal to all ages - unless you're already an expert, maybe.

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  • Dale Dunbar
  • 17-07-2019

Thank You

Loved this series. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. It's good to keep on learning.

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  • Valerie
  • 01-08-2019

fascinating

original, entertaining and really well explained
I really enjoyed this audio book.
a fascinating listen

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  • DK
  • 30-07-2019

revire

excellent informative and interesting. clear chapters. experts referred to. explanations provided for all questions. well worth listening to.

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  • William Darling
  • 29-07-2019

absolutely fascinating

An absolute must-read for anyone who was ever interested in dinosaurs as a kid (surely everyone?). Brilliantly read while both educational and exciting

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  • "fatlex88"
  • 17-01-2020

Re-discover your childhood love of dinosaurs 🦕

A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable listen. From what a dinosaur is; through what a dinosaur isn't; to how they went extinct; I was hooked. I could have listened to more!