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    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I absolutely love this book!

    • By George Athanasiou on 15-07-2016

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Whispering Land

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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    Following on from the events in A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land sees Gerald Durrell and his wife Jacquie travel to Argentina to collect animals for their newly established zoo. With rare insight and unique charm, Durrell pulls the listener into the tropical landscape of Patagonia, where he witnesses magical moments with penguins, seals and ocelots, and encounters a hilarious cast of characters, including a swearing parrot and a belching guanaco. 

    Non-member price: $17.07

    • The Aye-Aye and I

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Gerald Durrell's last book, The Aye-Aye and I, records his final animal-collecting expedition, a trip to Madagascar in 1990, and his efforts to save the elusive and mythical lemuroid known as the Aye-Aye. Prompted by the country's radical deforestation and slash-and-burn agriculture, Durrell, his wife, and their team of zoologists embark on a mission to capture and conserve the species - distinguished by its "giant, chisel-like teeth", "round, hypnotic eyes", and large "spoon-like ears".  

    Non-member price: $17.07

    • Beasts in My Belfry

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beasts in My Belfry is the wonderfully funny memoir about Gerald Durrell's time at Whipsnade Zoo and his experiences as a young zookeeper. Following the Second World War, Durrell joined Whipsnade Zoo as a junior keeper - an opportunity that fulfilled a lifelong dream. Thanks to Rupert Degas's brilliant voicing, which captures all of Durrell's charm and wit, the listener can enjoy being taken behind the scenes of one of the world's very first zoos. This is a delightful portrait of the animals who lived there and those who looked after them. 

    Non-member price: $17.07

    • The Garden of the Gods

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The enchanted island of Corfu was home to Gerald Durrell and his family for five years before the Second World War. For the passionate young zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - Gerald’s family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family’s villa or even worse - the fridge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny

    • By Anonymous User on 15-11-2018

    Non-member price: $22.94

    • A Zoo in My Luggage

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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    A Zoo in My Luggage is the colorful, first-hand account of Gerald Durrell's six-month animal-collecting trip in British Cameroon, and his attempts to create his own zoo. Motivated by a passion for wildlife, and a desire to save endangered species from extinction, Durrell assembles a glorious panoply of exotic animals - including a female baboon called Georgina, who later runs amok in a department store; a black-eared squirrel, who tries to bury nuts in his ear; and a gentlemanly chimpanzee named Chumly, who greets him with an outstretched hand. 

    Non-member price: $34.12

    • Birds, Beasts and Relatives

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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    The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu, continuing the story begun in My Family and Other Animals. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of 10, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host to a constant stream of quirky guests. But for Gerald, the main attraction is the wildlife of Corfu.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • once more with feeling

    • By Anonymous User on 11-05-2018

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Stories from a Corfu Childhood

    • A Selection of His Own Stories Written and Read by Gerald Durrell
    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Gerald Durrell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
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    These five stories, written and read by Gerald Durrell himself, are taken from his books Birds, Beasts and Relatives and Fillets of Plaice. They were recorded on Jersey in 1985 and are used by kind permission of the Estate of Gerald Durrell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For Gerald Durrell fans

    • By Nadia Haniff on 27-03-2017

    Non-member price: $13.47

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The book is an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of naturalist Gerald Durrell. The book is divided into three sections, marking the three villas in which the family lived on the island. Apart from Gerald (the youngest) and Larry, the family comprised their widowed mother, the gun-mad Leslie, and diet-obsessed sister Margo together with Roger the dog.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely delightful

    • By Anonymous User on 31-12-2017

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization
    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie, Toby Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Gerald Durrell's much-loved comic gem. My Family and Other Animals is the classic tale of naturalist Gerald Durrell's magical 1930s childhood on pre-war Corfu. His descriptions of his eccentric family and his encounters with the local creatures are full of humour and charm, and the book has delighted fans of all ages for 60 years. .

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most brilliant book

    • By Irma on 08-10-2017

    Non-member price: $15.60