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    • Jupiter's Travels

    • By: Ted Simon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent listen

    • By michael newton on 29-11-15

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Beasts in My Belfry

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Beasts in My Belfry is the wonderfully funny memoir about Gerald Durrell's time at Whipsnade Zoo and his experiences as a young zookeeper. Following the Second World War, Durrell joined Whipsnade Zoo as a junior keeper - an opportunity that fulfilled a lifelong dream. Thanks to Rupert Degas's brilliant voicing, which captures all of Durrell's charm and wit, the listener can enjoy being taken behind the scenes of one of the world's very first zoos. This is a delightful portrait of the animals who lived there and those who looked after them. 

    Regular price: £11.29

    • A Zoo in My Luggage

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A Zoo in My Luggage is the colorful, first-hand account of Gerald Durrell's six-month animal-collecting trip in British Cameroon, and his attempts to create his own zoo. Motivated by a passion for wildlife, and a desire to save endangered species from extinction, Durrell assembles a glorious panoply of exotic animals - including a female baboon called Georgina, who later runs amok in a department store; a black-eared squirrel, who tries to bury nuts in his ear; and a gentlemanly chimpanzee named Chumly, who greets him with an outstretched hand. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not so much dated as historical

    • By Magyar on 15-04-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Whispering Land

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Following on from the events in A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land sees Gerald Durrell and his wife Jacquie travel to Argentina to collect animals for their newly established zoo. With rare insight and unique charm, Durrell pulls the listener into the tropical landscape of Patagonia, where he witnesses magical moments with penguins, seals and ocelots, and encounters a hilarious cast of characters, including a swearing parrot and a belching guanaco. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining as well as informative

    • By natasza on 23-02-19

    Regular price: £11.29

    • The Aye-Aye and I

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Gerald Durrell's last book, The Aye-Aye and I, records his final animal-collecting expedition, a trip to Madagascar in 1990, and his efforts to save the elusive and mythical lemuroid known as the Aye-Aye. Prompted by the country's radical deforestation and slash-and-burn agriculture, Durrell, his wife, and their team of zoologists embark on a mission to capture and conserve the species - distinguished by its "giant, chisel-like teeth", "round, hypnotic eyes", and large "spoon-like ears".  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and amusing

    • By Tishie de la Harpe on 09-05-19

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Inside Trader

    • By: Trader Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ronald Faulkner was born and raised for the first quarter of his life in Australia. He was a troubled and rebellious surfer and tearaway, giving his mother a rough time after his father died when he was just seven years old. Although dreaming of a career in the Australian Royal Navy, fate had other ideas and, through a series of chance encounters, he found himself embarking on a career in the theatre not unlike his father, the silent film actor John Faulkner, and his mother, Sheila Whytock, a ballerina.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Walking with the Wounded

    • The Incredible Story of Britain's Bravest Warriors and the Challenge of a Lifetime
    • By: Mark McCrum
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martyn Ellis, Andrew Wincott, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In April 2011, four soldiers set out on a challenge that even an able-bodied athlete would balk at: a 200-mile trek, unsupported, to the North Pole. It was the culmination of a journey that began long before, when two friends decided to mount an expedition that would demonstrate how remarkable our armed forces are and raise funds for the rehabilitation of injured service men and women. Little did they know that their idea would ultimately gain global attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly inspiring book what an amazing story

    • By Matthew on 04-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99