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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (302 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerald Durrell Narrator: Nigel Davenport Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the gloom it came along the branches towards me, its round, hypnotic eyes blazing, its spoon-like ears turning to and fro independently like radar dishes.... I had had my first encounter with an aye-aye and I decided that this was one of the most incredible creatures I had ever been privileged to meet.

Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa, is one of the most fascinating islands in the world. It is home to five per cent of the world's plant and animal species. Ninety per cent of its flora and fauna are found nowhere else in the world. But when Gerald Durrell visited, creatures like the aye-aye were in danger of vanishing. So Gerald Durrell decided to undertake a rescue mission. This is the tale of his hunt for the aye-aye, and the adventures he had.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sridhar | 12/7/2013

    " Good to re-read and refresh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna | 11/11/2013

    " I'm traveling to Madagascar soon and wanted to get in the mood. Unfortunately, Durrell doesn't visit the rainforest I'm going to, but his books are always fun with their dry wit. I did get to learn more about the Eighth Continent and its people and remarkable endemics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lesley Dickson | 10/2/2013

    " I love Aye-Aye's and I also kind of loved Gerard Durrell's writing style although I wish I could hear him narrating it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Valerie | 7/1/2013

    " One of the many books I read while planning a trip to Madagascar. I haven't been yet, but the planning is fun. "

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