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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerald Durrell Narrator: Nigel Davenport Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu, continuing the story begun in My Family and Other Animals. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of 10, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host to a constant stream of quirky guests. But for Gerald, the main attraction is the wildlife of Corfu.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Macinnis | 2/19/2014

    " Not quite as good as 'My Family and Other Animals', but that is probably coloured by expectations. Still an amusing read and one to come back to, again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ella | 2/11/2014

    " Good book, but not as good as the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rowan | 2/9/2014

    " After "My Family and Other Animals", Gerald Durrel books like this one became too self-conscious, I think. Still zoologically intriguing though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/25/2014

    " More hilarity by Durrell. I love these books and wish my own children had the freedom Durrell had as a child to explore, to learn, and time to pursue his passions. It's definitely a different world. My favorite bits are as always the stories of his family. Laugh out-loud funny! When I worry that I have no sense of humor because I don't think the movies my family finds hysterical, funny at all (i.e. Hot Rod), I gain comfort from books like this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 1/23/2014

    " More of the same from My Family and Other Animals, but doesn't live up to its predecessor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/19/2014

    " Another enjoyable Durrell book. The descriptions of Corfu, the wildlife and his family are all done so lovingly and enthusiastically. A beautiful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat Hellisen | 1/17/2014

    " Not as fleshed out as My Family, but a nice (and somewhat melancholic) addition to the Corfu books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepti | 1/7/2014

    " Non-stop humour and laughs. Any family would be flattered to be painted with such colours! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Ambrose | 12/19/2013

    " Almost as funny as the first in the Corfu trilogy. Excellent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yn | 12/13/2013

    " Very funny. I love the childlike perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/11/2013

    " over the years I've probably read this book and many of the other Durrell stories many times. I just loved this one in particular and his description of life on Corfu as a child with his zany family and the many other characters that they met - extremely amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 9/24/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this quite as much as I did My Family and Other Animals. Perhaps with the earlier book it was the surprise of discovery. Nevertheless, the family continues on at Corfu in this volume of short essays, and young Gerald continues his fascination with the animals on the island. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/21/2013

    " Fun but not nearly as funny as the first one, My Family and Other Animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siri | 4/13/2013

    " I never, ever want these stories to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleksandra | 12/18/2012

    " The second one from the trilogy. I can only back up my own thoughts on the first part, and re-apply them on this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacque | 12/3/2012

    " This book takes you to the island of Corfu. You meet the people and the wildlife pre-WWII. I love all the personalities observed through the eyes of a 10 year old naturalist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/29/2012

    " Not quite as hilarious as My Family and Other Animals, but still great reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sporkalicious | 10/23/2012

    " Moderately funny. The descriptions can sometimes get a little boring, but its a good light read if you like animals and natural history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sage | 9/1/2012

    " More delightful stories from Durrell's childhood in Corfu. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/17/2012

    " Some funny stories, but this doesn't hold a candle to the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadhbh | 3/24/2012

    " I've just re-read this having read it as a teenager and it still made me laugh out loud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 2/24/2012

    " A good read but not as great as "My Family and Other Animals". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kieran | 2/3/2012

    " As enchanting as all of his other autobiographical books, particularly the childhood ones. "

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