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David Attenborough's Life Stories | [David Attenborough]

David Attenborough's Life Stories

One of the nation's most popular presenters examines twenty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. What was Sir David's first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? What creature lays 'the biggest egg in the world'? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile?
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The complete BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, featuring all 20 episodes about some of the strangest plants and creatures from around the world.

One of the nation's most popular presenters examines 20 marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences.

What was Sir David's first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? What creature lays 'the biggest egg in the world'? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile?

His enthusiasm is as infectious as ever, and conveys a unique fascination on topics as diverse as the Sloth, Monstrous Flowers, the Platypus, Giant Birds, Dragons, the Fire Salamander, Faking Fossils, the Coelacanth, the Dodo, Bird's-nest Soup and the Large Blue Butterfly. So listen to these stories to find out the real reason why animals sing, the story behind a 150-million-year-old feather, and what it is about snakes that really unnerves Sir David.

©2009 David Attenborough; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Wil Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom 14/12/2009
    Wil Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom 14/12/2009
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    "Attenborough's a hit once again..."

    Has David Attenborough ever done something to the dislike of... anyone? This collection of little stories and incidents in his life are beautifully narrated in that most recognisable of voices. Humour mingles in with his clear love for all things wild and one can't help but to smile at both. Hours of listening that you find yourself drifting off to, but rewinding, just to hear what he has to say.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Upper Belvedere, United Kingdom 08/06/2010
    Mark Upper Belvedere, United Kingdom 08/06/2010 Member Since 2010
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    "Magical"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book - David has the most wonderful, listen-able voice. You can hear the enthusiasm he has in every sentence, beautifully delivered to draw your mind into his world. I have listened to this book around 6 or 7 times now and it hasn't yet grown tired or old for me. My only complaint? I want more life stories!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alison Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom 21/05/2010
    Alison Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom 21/05/2010 Member Since 2005
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    "David Attenborough's Life Stories"

    Don't listen to this all in one journey! Take it in bites.Not one of the best for a long journey.

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  • Sara
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    23/08/10
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    "Outstanding in every respect"

    This is exceptionally well-narrated and our only complaint was that it did not go on for another 6 hours. Get the enhanced version if possible for maximum sound quality. If you are a fan of his Nature programs, you will really enjoy this. Great for kids and adults.

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    Grants Pass, OR, United States
    27/04/12
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    "delightful!"

    David Attenborough's Life Stories are just wonderful! He starts his book stating he would like to be a sloth and continues throughout with educated, witty stories. The first time I attempted to listen I could not get through this book, it is not difficult but there are times when a picture would be nice. I had to get to the point in my listening skills where I can imagine what he is saying. At the end he discusses the hobby of collecting and how collecting has changed over the years. Electronic developments, (i.e. emails effect on stamp collecting), internet and books and enviormental controls and concerns have altered many traditional types of collecting. He mentions the advancements in photography and how the camera is the hope and advancement of todays collectors. I loved this short listen and plan to store it on my Kindle so I can listen over and over.

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  • Solonica
    Greenslopes, Australia
    19/03/12
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    "What an absolute delight!"

    Attenborough is a master in communicating biological science and just thoroughly entertaining. I listened to this book on my morning commute and arrived at working feeling as though I had been at a dinner party listening to an wonderfully interesting guest!

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