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  • Tweet of the Day

  • A Year of Britain's Birds from the Acclaimed Radio 4 Series
  • By: Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Wherever we are, there are birds. And wherever there are birds, there is birdsong. It's always a pleasure (and a relief) to hear sounds that prove the world's still spinning: whether it's the sighing of migrating redwings on a damp October night, the twitter of swallows fresh in from South Africa in April, or the call of the cuckoo in May. Based on the scripts of BBC Radio 4's beloved year-long series, and distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, insight, and enthusiasm into this recording, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take you month by month through the year, and the changing lives of our favourite birds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the hardback, download the original podcasts

  • By Rex Schneider on 07-07-14

Listen to the originals

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-18

This was a bit of a let down. The original recordings bring the birds to life with the sounds of the places and species. Also having the narators from the radio from David Attenborough to Bill Odie made the original tweets interesting and varied. THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS. The writers are reading it - whilst excellent and informative the all run together as all read out by just two people. Becomes dull and lacks the life of the BBC recordings - make sure you get the right version of TWEET OF THE DAY

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