Ep. 1: African Lungfish (Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals)

Length: 11 mins
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It's from Africa. It has a lung. But can it truly be called a fish? Join Sue Perkins on a wry, witty and wonderfully revealing exploration of the animal kingdom.

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This series is lol funny and informative!

Earpedia by Due Perkins has 13 episodes. This one I am writing the review one is just one. They are all about 10-15 minutes long. Each covers a specific animal. Each one is very informative and funny. I found myself taking a drink of tea at the wrong time and ended up snorting up tea through the nose! She is hilarious! I am not sure which was the most informative but I think the news was my favorite over all! I am so glad I found this audible book!

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Brilliant!

I laughed out loud multiple times!
Sue delivers an engaging, funny and interesting ear-pedia.
definitely recommend.

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Hilarious knowledge! More please!

Great humor, perfect length, and enough new information to be interesting. An unpredictable mix of animals- no set order needed. Captivating to children without being condescending and not at all as annoying as it could be to adults. Thoroughly enjoyed sharing all of the episodes with my kids and didn’t wish I could burn it down once.

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I am writing this review for the series

Sue Perkins is Hilarious in her respectful suburban outlook of animals unique species specific behavior . I have had farm animals my whole life which has led to an interest in all animals and never really considered what they may seem like when observed from a suburban point of view. What I take for granted as species specific attributes had me howling at how it is interpreted by what I am inclined to believe is the majority of Audible listeners . Parents may want to listen first so they are not fielding animal husbandry questions they are unprepared to answer

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Charmingly witty<br />

who knew the lungfish was so barbaric, bizarre and hilarious? which also describes sue Perkins. i give it all the stars.

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Priceless

Very unique and very funny. A bit naughty in places (the bee’s dick snaps off after an inflight orgy) so not for the kiddies dear.
Excellent production. Timing perfect.
If you too love the weird and the wonderful about our neighbours the animals, then this series is for you. Weirdo.

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  • almypal
  • 01-13-19

Rubbish

Thought this would be informative . All Sue Perkins does is try to make as many unfunny jokes she can about unusual animals

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  • MasterReader
  • 05-20-18

A Lungfish's Life

Sue Perkins does a good job here. In her usual cheerful manner she tells you all you need to know about the rather bizarre but quite amazing African Lungfish.
A fish who is able to live on land during dry periods but prefers to create a cocoon of mucus around him and goes into some sort of hibernation until there's again enough water to spread his fins and swim.
10 enjoyable minutes of facts and fun.

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  • Emma Block
  • 05-14-18

Great, very funny. But who are the other actors?

I really enjoyed this series. Great, funny information punctuated by very amusing wee sketches from two other performers. I wondered who these actors were but despite looking on the audible website and some fairly serious googling I can't find a credit for them anywhere. Please fix this Audible

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  • Moanrue Fortune
  • 03-18-18

great fun!

I'm loving Zoopedia and am anxiously waiting for another series! The short episodes are great to listen to before I fall asleep.

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  • Toni
  • 02-23-19

Not for me

Sue Perkins speaks well and the narration is flawless. There were some odd interjections and for that I've only given four stars for Performance. But for me the subject matter just wasn't entertaining enough. Maybe for a younger audience.

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  • Sarah
  • 08-19-18

Childish & Silly

Earpedia is a great name and this show with this name could have been really great too but the delivery of subject matter is childish and I think the name is wasted on the content that the show actually has. Earpedia could have been awesome if it was delivered like an encyclopedia for your ears but this was stupid. I listened to 3 episodes and disliked them all.