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  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable David

  • By Mark on 20-11-10

sublime

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-12

the erudite, gracious and gentle David Attenborough does not disappoint in any way in this book or his narration. His enthusiasum for flora and fauna, but also his humanity, are boundless and truley an inspiration.

The stories of the early days of television and the technical constraints are fascinating.

Im sure this book would be a great read, but as a "listen" with Sir David narrating it is magical. get it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Animal Anecdotes

  • By Kindle Customer on 21-08-07

an affectionate romp

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-12

I really enjoyed this affectionate recollection of a childhood full of generous (well mostly), freindly excentrics, beautifully narrated by Nigel Davenport. I felt bereft when it was over :(

6 of 6 people found this review helpful