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Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Summary

Former Bake Off host, passionate animal lover and comedian Sue Perkins, is our indispensable guide to the animal kingdom. Join her on a comical, insightful and, at times, shocking nature trail around the world. 

In this mad-cap adventure, she introduces us to the amazing, surprising and hysterical truth about all creatures great and small. From the African lungfish to the kangaroo, get ready for an irreverent, funny and often furry journey of discovery. 

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 13 episodes to your Library now.

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Critic reviews

"Animal heaven." (The Sunday Times)

"Audible's new Audio Shows are a grab bag of binge-worthy short listens and podcasts. Our fave? Earpedia: Animals, Sue Perkins' hilarious commentary on the animal kingdom, properly tickled us." (Sun on Sunday)

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Really can not recommend enough

What made the experience of listening to Sue Perkins Presents Zoopedia the most enjoyable?

Sues quick wit and zany sense of humour make this such an enjoyable listen. Some of the episodes are better than others as should be expected, but overall a stunning performance and full of interesting facts and educational too.. And it's FREE!

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Love Animals? Love Sue Perkins? Listen!

Would you listen to Sue Perkins Presents Zoopedia again? Why?

I am a Sue Perkins fan and her quirky, funny little animal stories are like a sort of Horrible Histories for animals. Funny facts and little sketch comedy style jokes. Also very informative. I just wish there were more!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sue Perkins Presents Zoopedia?

The Pink Fairy Armadillo had me reaching for Google images to see if it was real. (It is!)

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sue Perkins quirky, funny comments and pop culture references were great

Any additional comments?

More Sue please!

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Fantastic

Interesting. Funny. Well read. Pleasure to listen to and love Sue Perkins. IF you like John finnamore you’ll like this

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Fascinating

That was an amazing listen, I could not seem to stop. So much to learn and so little time. Some of the behaviours made my stomach turn but others were so fascinating. A great run of short bites so good for a trip to school or round to the shops to keep you entertained.

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Good content, not so keen on the little sketches

Sue is great, but some of the little sketches between her talking... Eh. Some are a little funny, but they get kinda tedious.
On the whole, interesting info, told in a simple way with a few little jokes. Good for kids and adults alike.

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Very good but...

Rather adolescent in tone and why does Sue seem to hate every single animal she meets?

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Animal antics...

Great fun but all too brief. Sue Perkins delves into natural history to shine a light onto some familiar, and some less familiar, animals from around the world.

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Great

Best thing ever to listen to on the walk to college ever morning especially with it being so cold

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Amusing

Very lighthearted and good for when yo want a quick listen. I love Sue's weird way of looking at the animals, however one can learn about them too.

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Scared of Snakes

Loved it, except one, which was avoided due to phobia of said mammal. Just wish Sue, of whom I am a huge fan, would have spoken a little more slowly.

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  • Olivia
  • 03-01-19

Super funny and informative!

Fun! And informative! I love Sue's humor and I had a great time learning information about animals I'd never heard of and new information about animals I knew a little bit about. Half encyclopedia, half stand-up routine, real fun to listen to.

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  • Amy
  • 20-12-18

Need more!!

If you are a fan of "True Facts" you will love these glimpses into the details of various animals. Entertaining and informative with hilarious sound effects and cut-aways. I am eagerly waiting for more!

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  • dfachini
  • 07-05-19

Fun and informative

Sue Perkins is so entertaining and this series is a joy to listen to. I hope she will provide us with more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-09-19

I want more😊😁 Great entertainment

I thought your books were great you had humor and yet you had information I listened to all of them in the same day good job. You had me smiling through the whole session of each story

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  • dcarmen06
  • 12-08-19

So much fun!!

This was just so much fun to listen too! I didn’t want it to stop! I hope so much that there will be a new one soon!! Loved everything about this Audible Original!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-07-19

loved this

The sound effects and script were great. wish they had stuff like this for kids to learn.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-19

Needs pictures lol

The explanations were good and informative on each animal. However I could do without the silly little play type things in the middle. This book actually was good; but just not in an audible book. Pictures would help so the person could see exactly what animal is be described.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-19

Hilarious and informative

My 9 year old son abs I love listening to these, they're funny and informative

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  • BAM
  • 15-06-19

More please

This is hilarious, brilliant, and has Pink Fairy Armadillos. Worth the listen just for the latter.

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  • patricia a wright
  • 10-06-19

Do more

I love how you make me laugh and cry 😂 thanks so muck Sue! Thanks bye