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Wild Britain

Sound Portraits from Britain's Wildest Places
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

Atmospheric recordings of British Wildlife through the seasons by Richard Margoschis Wild Britain is a celebration of natural habitats in Britain through the seasons, from early spring to mid-winter.

The tracks have been carefully selected from the British Library Sound Archive collections to represent a wide range of wild soundscapes in different moods. From a bleak, wintry valley in Scotland to a gentle summer's morning in England woodland, they capture the varied ambience of our diverse countryside.

©1997 The British Library Board (P)1997 The British Library Board

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  • 20-03-09

Bring nature into town

Living in a town the only time you get to hear the unspoilt sounds of nature is first thing in the morning before all the daily build up of traffic, factory noise and humans shatter the peace. Wild Britain allows me to put my headphones on and drift off to a place long away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The downloadable guide is the perfect partner allowing the listener to identify the individual sounds of nature.

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A wild and enjoyable listen.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes if they enjoyed listening to the sounds of birds.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Britain?

The wetland soundscapes.

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

There isn't a narrator so this question is irrelevant.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not one specific one but any time I hear the sounds of lapwings and other waders is always enjoyed.

Any additional comments?

Overall, an enjoyable listen.