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Sue Perkins Earpedia: Plants

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
Regular price: £12.99
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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.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Sue Perkins Earpedia: Plants to your library, you'll get all 13 episodes, each with a runtime of about 10 minutes.

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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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  • 05-11-18

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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Unable to listen as not in my library for a year

I added this to my library after really enjoying the animals series. However it never arrived in my library and I couldnt repurchase from the store. After a year of emails to audible asking them to fix this bug they still haven't put it in my library or allowed me to repurchase it

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Interesting facts mixed with drivel

I have never found Sue Perkins to be as funny as she seems to think she is, however I guess some people think that about me too! So on the basis of producing interesting information in between the cringe worthy comments all is tolerable. Until the mini sketches kick in. Oh dear god, do the writers really think I can't stay interested in the plants and their fascinating behaviours for up to 12 minutes? The repeated sexual innuendos, references to toilets and tasteless comments are reminiscent of a 1970s episode of The Comedians. A painful ruination of fascinating subjects.

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Just loved it!!!!

Sue Perkins is an amazing narrator. I'll definitely look up other things of her.
Next to Sue you have the other voices whitch are a great addition to the story and just such fun to listen too.
The complete series is simply GENIUS!

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A different way to look at plants.

enjoyed this book found it interesting and enjoyable. woul listen to again as it is hard to remember all the facts.