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Download My Family and Other Animals Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerald Durrell Narrator: Nigel Davenport Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN:
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This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenalyn C | 2/17/2014

    " Quirky family! What a circus! The Swiss official got it right. This would be a perfect read for a relaxing vacation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 2/13/2014

    " Lovely book! Felt like I went to Corfu with the Durrell family and did not want the book to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Les Dangerfield | 2/3/2014

    " a gentle and amusing read. Interesting view of his brother Lawrence, who came over as very bombastic. I can't imagine how he managed to remember so much detail from his childhood and maybe he has embellished some of the stories for effect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/3/2014

    " This book is all charm. A very enjoyable story of an eccentric English family living in Greece, as told by the youngest son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgina | 1/25/2014

    " If you want to spend an entire book laughing, this is it! However as a picture of how a family interacts it goes beyond the comedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandra | 1/19/2014

    " I just loved this book, a life among animals and nature I'd be glad to live. "

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

    " Delightful! That is the only word I could think of to describe this sweet book. Durrell's use of the English language is magical and entertaining. I would have given it 5 stars, but there are some parts that are a little too lengthy in their description of the island's flora and fauna... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena B. | 11/30/2013

    " I liked the writing style and stories - often funny and always cute - just remember that it's a memoir, so it kind of rolls along, directionless... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissie | 10/30/2013

    " Remember reading this years ago and really enjoying the descriptions of places, people and the fabulous mix of fauna! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jazzy Dacat | 8/10/2013

    " A really good read with lots of humour! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 fatemeh kashefi | 1/25/2013

    " When ever I get bored or when I feel sad, I choose one of the most fantastic & ridiculous scenes of this book.The characters, conditions & environment have been explained in the best way, Sometimes I can't imagine that such a fantastic people can be existed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Subarna | 11/27/2012

    " A young boy's fascination for pets and animals, an eccentric family, the beautiful island of Corfu and many interesting characters make this book a delight to read. One of those books that makes you laugh till your sides hurt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 9/26/2012

    " An enjoyable read, really funny at most parts. Overall I liked it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pierre | 9/19/2012

    " Like taking a wonderful summer vacation. Excellent writing. Delightful characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Schwartz | 7/23/2012

    " This is a classic. A book that shares contentment and evokes the happy days of childhood. It's my favourite read-on-plane book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S-J | 6/21/2012

    " I could not put this book down, i laughed out loud, pure escapism "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/25/2012

    " This is a delightful read! I greatly enjoyed the author's sense of humor as he describes both his family and the host of animals he befriended on the island of Corfu. His descriptions make me feel as if I was there with him. Now I want to visit Greece! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janae | 4/5/2012

    " A good book to pick up and read a chapter or two when you feel like it. Humorous, beautifully descriptive, not compelling but a lovely book that makes me feel like I've met his eccentric family and want to go to Corfu of the 1930s. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lois | 12/31/2011

    " Interesting. Sort of James Herriot plus Cheaper by the Dozen, if Herriot were a 10 year old budding naturalist who moved to the Greek island of Corfu with his unorthodox family in the 1930's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/22/2011

    " Humane, funny and fantastic. I love his sense of humor. Sounds too much like my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/16/2011

    " I stayed up past my bedtime to finish this rollicking read. The book reads like a 20th-century Swiss Family Robinson where the family is British and crazy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurna | 5/13/2011

    " A wonderful book full of funny incidents and interesting facts about various species of animals!A thoroughly enjoying book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenalyn C | 5/1/2011

    " Quirky family! What a circus! The Swiss official got it right. This would be a perfect read for a relaxing vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 4/29/2011

    " Durrell's love of his family and animals shines through this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mstan | 4/14/2011

    " Durrell's family relocates to Greece and encounters a whole bunch of animals. This is a funny book that would appeal to anybody with a sharp sense of humour and a taste for natural history! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 3/27/2011

    " I love books that make me laugh out loud and this is one...a quirky set of characters in a setting that makes you wonder, "Do people really live like this?" Keep your dictionary closeby...the author has a rich vocabulary that I wasn't always familiar with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 3/21/2011

    " One of my favorite books about growing up ever. What a magical life in Corfu! I adored this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 3/10/2011

    " possibly my favourite book ever :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 3/10/2011

    " You will not be able to put this book down. It's such a nail biter with many twists and turns! "

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