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Journeys in the Wild

The Secret Life of a Cameraman
Narrated by: Gavin Thurston
Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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From Gavin Thurston, the award-winning Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman, comes extraordinary and adventurous true stories of what it takes to track down and film our planet's most captivating creatures.   

Gavin has been a wildlife photographer for over 30 years. During that time he's lurked in the shadows of some of the world's remotest places in order to capture footage of the animal kingdom's finest: prides of lions, silverback gorillas, capuchin monkeys, brown bears, grey whales, penguins, mosquitoes - you name it he's filmed it.   

From journeys to the deepest depths of the Antarctic Ocean and the wide expanse of the Saharan deserts, to the peaks of the Himalayas and the wild forests of the Congo, Gavin's experiences describe much more than just the incredible array of animals he's filmed. 

He invites you to come inside the cameraman's hidden world and discover the hours spent patiently waiting for the protagonists to appear; the inevitable dangers in the wings and the challenges faced and overcome; and the heartwarming, life-affirming moments the cameras miss as well as capture.

©2019 Gavin Thurston (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Just brilliant!

I can not recommend this book enough. Narrated by the author, this book documents the high and lows of Gavin Thurston’s work as a wildlife camera man. We follow Gavin’s career from working with Oxford Scientific Films to his incredible work on many of David Attenborough’s best loved wildlife documentaries. Written with passion, humour, humanity and a love of the planet and it’s animals and plants. This book occupied every spare moment I had and I’d like to extend a big thank you to the author for taking the time and energy to write such an enjoyable book.

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Lovely book

Lovely book and nice personal memoirs.....one thing about the audible version that I found really irritating is the map references at the start of each chapter.....for some reason they really annoyed me...maybe because I just wanted to get on with the story....

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Amazing

Loved every entry. Inspirational. Drives me to create and explore more. Defo worth a listen.

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Thoroughly Enjoyable

If you have an interest in wildlife documentaries and/or enjoy wildlife then I recommend you listen to this book. What amazing adventures and events that Gavin has witnessed during his career. Well written and narrated.

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Top read/listen!!

I bought it on audible the day it came out and listened to it on a road trip from home (Virginia) to Niagara Falls. My husband and I were gripped from beginning to end, on each story and tale he told. He was so descriptive, you couldn't help create little pictures in your mind of the scenes he was painting. We were amazed at the experiences Gavin has had, and probably learned a lot too!! I love that he narrated it himself as the comedy, seriousness and feeling came through in his voice. This is a top read/listen!! 10/10 from me! ❤️