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My Family and Other Animals

By: Gerald Durrell
Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
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Publisher's Summary

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.
©1956 Gerald Durrell (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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"A lot of frolic, fun, and charming ribaldry, as well as the warm feeling of having been transported to a lovely spot where worry is unknown and anything is believable." ( The New York Times)

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A fun story

Enjoyed this book and want to listen again because each chapter contains so much. Lots of laughs to be had.

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Really enjoyed

I listened to this to and from work initially but found myself turning it on whenever I could. Lovely story, funny, heart warming, narration was good.

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Wonderful!

Laughed myself silly. Don't read it in bed while your partner is trying to sleep.

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Humorous and heartwarming!

Loved it, thank you! Lovely company while doing household tasks. Give it a go - good fun!

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Laughter for all from all the characters :-)

Watched this series on television at a young age,
and listening to the book 45 years later was fun ear candy.

So very reflective of a time, place and pace before
tourists became truly ignorant and offensive to a foreign
country’s citizens.

Lovely lively learning :-)

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Entertaining and sweet escapism

Beautifully read, a series of stories about the quirky and charming Durrell family. Some laugh out loud moments and insightful observations of nature and animals.

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One of the most enjoyable books ever

A great performance of one of the most delightful, colourful, and entertaining books ever written. The style is hilarious, caricatured and deeply beautiful. Worthy of repeated listenings, grinning, chortling and guffawing every few minutes, interspersed with misty-eyed periods of tranquility and appreciation. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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relaxing holiday

family seems to be on permanent holiday in Corfu without any apparent means of support. Youngest child Gerry collects and describes a great many animals, and also tells of his family's life on a beautiful Greek island. Strangely relaxing.

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Wonderful, enchanting, uplifting!

A very enjoyable read on a road trip. A brilliant sense of humour that transcends time and age.

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Brilliant so funny and enjoyable

Narrator, story, characters love love loved it really funny and light hearted please read asap

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