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Sue Perkins Earpedia: Plants

Series: Sue Perkins' Earpedia, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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Summary

Following on from her examination of the weird and wonderful animal kingdom, this second season of Earpedia sees comedian Sue Perkins presenting a series of audio guides to the planet's most useful, bizarre and interesting plants. 

Join Sue as she explores the truly horrible welwitschia mirabilis, which looks like a gateway into the pit of hell, the stony lithops plant, which resembles a dog's testicles, the technically poisonous cocoa plant, the caveman's discovery of rubber, and how much of the Venus flytrap's diet is actually flies. 

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Very informative

I found this a highly informative series with a healthy dose of humor, allowing the information to never become stale. Without Sue Perkins this series would not work as well. I learnt a lot, they were easy bites of information that allowed for listening on short journeys and whilst having some down time. The chocolate one was particularly well done with many a hint at dark humor. A very worthwhile listen especially as it free on audible currently.

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Brilliant botany...

A charming series, and like the Animals version, I wished the episodes were longer and contained more information, as the tid bits about each plant were fascinating. Sue Perkins is the perfect narrator to maintain an upbeat, engaging, listen.

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Sue Perkins: Plants

FABULOUS DARLING!!! I love every episode of this series so much! The wonderful Ms. Perkins has done it again. First she does Earpedia: Animals — brilliant, funny, and full of facts! Earpedia: Plants is again marvellously entertaining and easy to take in facts without even realising you are doing so. The only thing that is disappointing is that Audible doesn’t play one episode after another so as soon as you get comfortable you have to get up and put the next one on again so that if laying in bed you lose your warm spot!

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Avoid...irritating.

I've not heard anything as naff as this since 1980s kids tv. Facts punctuated by 'hillarious' skits which just grate.

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FAB

Loved the format of this. It was crazy funny. More entertaining than basic plant books yet actually informative. Please do more of these.

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Very good but...

These are great but it’s irritating that each short episode needs to be played separately. I wish they’d fix this so that they run on automatically. The content and performances are great.

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Fun and interesting

I thoroughly enjoyed these, learnt some new things and revisited old friends. Love Sue Perkins!

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Aaargghhh

Information is limited by the failed attempts of funny jokes that interrupt the narrative. Not funny, not great, would not recommend.

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Worst garbage my ears have listened to.

Feel like I've clicked a horrendous clickbait internet article. Honestly offended this is even available for free.

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Short, punchy, entertaining and informative!

I was worried that the plants series would be less entertaining than the animals one. I was wrong. the set up of short podcasts, highlights of information and sketches inbetween keep this light, funny and something happy to listen to again and again. really a pity there are only two series.