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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,529 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerald Durrell Narrator: Nigel Davenport Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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The true and hilarious story of how Gerald Durrell and his wife set up their own zoo in Jersey. Journeying to the Cameroons in West Africa, Gerald and his wife, helped by the renowned Fon of Bafut, managed to collect many animals, or 'plenty beef'.

Their difficulties began, however, when they found themselves back at home with Cholmondely the chimpanzee, Bug-eye the bush-baby, and other founder-members of the zoo - and nowhere to put them! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 2/7/2014

    " This was my first Gerald book. I have enjoyed all that I have read. He had a great knack for storytelling. A must read for anyone who like animals and likes a good laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irma Wolfson | 1/12/2014

    " Very, very funny and exceptionally well-written account of insane family life on Corfu. The Durrell family, which included older brother Lawrence D (Larry, in the book) and nutty mother, left cold, damp, post-war Britain for the glorious weather and "simpler" life of Corfu. Hilarious disaster ensues.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brendan | 12/17/2013

    " Spoiler: living with animals entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate | 12/7/2013

    " very well written, perfect descriptions of Cameroon "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Knock | 12/6/2013

    " It takes a few chapters to warm up, but after that it's gripping. I read it all in one afternoon. It's not for those who are used to fiction or controllable life tales, but for anyone who is remotely interested in wildlife and conservation it's a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy McRae | 11/16/2013

    " I love the way Mr. Durrell relates his adventures. Lots of humor, fabulous settings, and interesting creatures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dimitris | 10/16/2013

    " Fun,interesting and educative, an easy read about a passionate man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 5/2/2013

    " I love animals and travel nonfiction, and this had both. I read it as a junior in high school. Whole family read it and all loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 11/28/2012

    " Picked this book up, actually saved it, from being sent to the used book store. An easy and fun read. The pidgin English is strange but has a logic all too itself. A nice easy read for a lazy sunday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 8/5/2012

    " This is a poorly written book, and the language has tons of tribal slang so this can be challenging to read out loud. I have had to sensor much from this story while reading it to my children, who are interested to find out what wild animal is found next. I would not recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 7/20/2012

    " Another great book by Durrell. I only started reading him because of the fab movie Masterpiece did on My Family and Other Animals, but his books are well written and funny! I'm not usually a big fan of non fiction, but I'm a big fan of his! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya Finnie | 7/6/2012

    " A quick easy read. A true story full of descriptions of African animals. A bit tongue in the cheek with colourful African characters and stories of animals being captured/lost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/26/2012

    " Great premise, but very difficult to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gennadyi | 9/13/2011

    " just another animal related travel story from Durrell, not really unique but still carrying his light and humorous, off-the-cuff style that makes all his books a pleasure to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 7/10/2011

    " Fun read that transports you to another time & another place. It helps to have a love of animals & their preservation. The illustrations by Ralph Thompson are very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/19/2010

    " Great premise, but very difficult to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 5/20/2010

    " Picked this book up, actually saved it, from being sent to the used book store. An easy and fun read. The pidgin English is strange but has a logic all too itself. A nice easy read for a lazy sunday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 1/8/2010

    " I love animals and travel nonfiction, and this had both. I read it as a junior in high school. Whole family read it and all loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 9/24/2009

    " This was my first Gerald book. I have enjoyed all that I have read. He had a great knack for storytelling. A must read for anyone who like animals and likes a good laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 9/12/2009

    " Another great book by Durrell. I only started reading him because of the fab movie Masterpiece did on My Family and Other Animals, but his books are well written and funny! I'm not usually a big fan of non fiction, but I'm a big fan of his! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brendan | 7/2/2008

    " Spoiler: living with animals entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/18/2008

    " This is a poorly written book, and the language has tons of tribal slang so this can be challenging to read out loud. I have had to sensor much from this story while reading it to my children, who are interested to find out what wild animal is found next. I would not recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate | 4/21/2008

    " very well written, perfect descriptions of Cameroon "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gennadyi | 1/28/2008

    " just another animal related travel story from Durrell, not really unique but still carrying his light and humorous, off-the-cuff style that makes all his books a pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minnie | 5/29/2007

    " Enough good things can't be said about Gerald Durrell and his amazing (true) animal stories. Touching, clever, interesting, very witty and thoroughly compelling. I have seven of his books already, and my collection is steadily growing.

    Highly recommended. "

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