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The complete second BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, featuring all 20 episodes about some of the strangest insects 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. How did Sir David track down a giant earthworm? Why does he respect rats? What was the first bribe in nature? Why do well known foods often have two names?

©2011 David Attenborough (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

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Glorious

I listen to audiobooks before I sleep and quite often whilst I'm asleep too!

I love Attenborough's literally style- it's all about the animals. Often coming from a time that is long gone, almost 1960s new presenter. Each story has a moral to it inevitably that relates to himself, yourself or the world in general.

A simple pleasure in a world of complicated ones!

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  • KT
  • 12-09-13

Fascinating LIfe

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What a fabulous career, loved the book/listen was also great to have been narrated by David Attenborough. Any one who is interested in natural history I would strongly recommend this, although if you have listen to a life on air there is quite a lot of overlap although a more condensed version, but still loved it

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Always interesting!

I could listen to David Attenborough all day. His life has been fascinating and the stories he tells are always interesting and insightful.

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As you would expect from Attenborough, Brilliant

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Have listened to it several times already, every story is interesting and his narrative takes you on a journey to the places he describes and you get such a clear image of what he is talking about.

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His life is so interesting and his narration is heartfelt. An absolute gem of a book .

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The best by miles

Anyone with an interest in Natural History, has to pay homage to
the Grand Master of our times. An excellent insight into the world of our very own naturalist.

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All you need to know about cuckoos

Sir David always has plenty of intriguing stuff to tell us from fireflies to dinosaurs this time with cuckoos in between. Fascinating!

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More Please!

I can never tire of listening to Sir David Attenborough's natural history experiences. The story of the migrating humming birds in USA is particularly charming. Enjoy.

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Amazing

Amazing, I could to this listen over and over. If your an Attenborough fan this is a must buy! Really good to just relax and listen to :). A very interesting audiable as it contains all different facts and insights, listened to it in a bits as it is just over3 hours long, but very excellent!

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Brilliant book

All I can say is, it's narrated by David Attenborough; you really can't go wrong with getting this book.

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Why are the episodes not titled???

Love the stories. They're fantastic and beautifully read. FIVE STARS.

Audible's chapter organisation is pathetic. ZERO stars to Audible. I used to have it on CD and you could jump to the story you wanted easily. Here there are no episode titles just numbered chapters. Useless if you want to skip to your favourite part. Audible should be able to do much better than that.

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  • paul phillips
  • 09-05-18

I could go on listening forever...

It's David Attenborough, what else do I need to say. I just home he keeps in making these, cos I'll keep buying 'em!

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  • Celine O.
  • 14-04-20

So good

I 💕 David Attenborough he is incredible and i think he makes the world a better place

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  • Grace K
  • 27-07-17

good as usual

short stories when you need the soothing narration of sir David. educational too. very educational

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  • Dave
  • 18-08-18

Thourougly enjoy Attenborough's narration

I have all Audiobook's Attenborough's autobiographies. Relaxing and educative. I'm very appreciative of his natural-world awareness contributions.