Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Former Bake Off host, passionate animal lover and comedian Sue Perkins, is our indispensable guide to the animal kingdom. Join her on a comical, insightful and, at times, shocking nature trail around the world. 

In this mad-cap adventure, she introduces us to the amazing, surprising and hysterical truth about all creatures great and small. From the African lungfish to the kangaroo, get ready for an irreverent, funny and often furry journey of discovery. 

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 13 episodes to your Library now.

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Critic Reviews

"Animal heaven." (The Sunday Times)

"Audible's new Audio Shows are a grab bag of binge-worthy short listens and podcasts. Our fave? Earpedia: Animals, Sue Perkins' hilarious commentary on the animal kingdom, properly tickled us." (Sun on Sunday)

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Super funny and informative!

Fun! And informative! I love Sue's humor and I had a great time learning information about animals I'd never heard of and new information about animals I knew a little bit about. Half encyclopedia, half stand-up routine, real fun to listen to.

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Need more!!

If you are a fan of "True Facts" you will love these glimpses into the details of various animals. Entertaining and informative with hilarious sound effects and cut-aways. I am eagerly waiting for more!

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Fun and informative

Sue Perkins is so entertaining and this series is a joy to listen to. I hope she will provide us with more.

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brilliant

My favorite performance on Audible so far. Sue Perkins is simply amazing. I highly recommend

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hilarious and informative

this series is great! it’s really well done—cute, funny, a little quirky and informative! i’ve learned way more than i thought i would about these interesting animals. the occasional asides keep it entertaining and hysterical. more please!!

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Amazing and fun

A practical example that knowledge can be served in delicious small bites. The hilarious comments and effects made real characters of the animals/ subjects.
The creativity and effort placed in this work is an A+
I wish to see the same quality in other science fields (e.g. medicine/ physicals/ math)!

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Just loved every minute of it

Perfect combination of information and entretainment. Sue is charming and makes every detail seem wonderful. Ive been recomending it non-stop.

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Hilarious

Bit vulgar in a few spots but hilarious and interesting. Only reason for a 4 was that I had to click into each one separately.

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Hilarious!

This book manages to teach new things and make me LMAO! Always fun to relisten.

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I learned something new

this series was funny and taught me a lot about animals. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Ian
  • 03-10-18

Really can not recommend enough

What made the experience of listening to Sue Perkins Presents Zoopedia the most enjoyable?

Sues quick wit and zany sense of humour make this such an enjoyable listen. Some of the episodes are better than others as should be expected, but overall a stunning performance and full of interesting facts and educational too.. And it's FREE!

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  • Cath
  • 03-21-18

Love Animals? Love Sue Perkins? Listen!

Would you listen to Sue Perkins Presents Zoopedia again? Why?

I am a Sue Perkins fan and her quirky, funny little animal stories are like a sort of Horrible Histories for animals. Funny facts and little sketch comedy style jokes. Also very informative. I just wish there were more!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sue Perkins Presents Zoopedia?

The Pink Fairy Armadillo had me reaching for Google images to see if it was real. (It is!)

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sue Perkins quirky, funny comments and pop culture references were great

Any additional comments?

More Sue please!

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  • miss c l whittam
  • 03-01-20

Informative but tedious

I love Sue Perkins and honestly I enjoy her humour and narration. However, the little "sketches" between information sometimes drag on way too long and sometimes take up most of the running time. I personally would prefer a more information based podcast but each to their own, can't argue with it being free.

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  • John K.
  • 10-27-19

MORE!

Need more of these! And how it wasn't written by John Phinemore amazes me!

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  • Sophie Brown
  • 02-27-19

Good content, not so keen on the little sketches

Sue is great, but some of the little sketches between her talking... Eh. Some are a little funny, but they get kinda tedious.
On the whole, interesting info, told in a simple way with a few little jokes. Good for kids and adults alike.

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  • Sam
  • 05-29-20

fantastic

It was funny and informative, thoroughly enjoyed listening and will definitely give it another listen at a later date

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  • Sandra K.
  • 05-04-20

Fun, interesting and just the right length

Loved these little 10-12 minute nuggets of gold on some of the weirdest creatures in the world.

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  • KT Zee
  • 03-10-20

Loved the podcast - apart from the side-sketches

I love Sue Perkins' comedy, and this is a really interesting ramble through the animal kingdom, however i found the anthropomorphic sketches a little out of sync with the rest of the program and just a tad on the cringeworthy side.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-14-20

Absolutely hilarious but educational ;D

Brilliant! I loved them all, but pink fairy armadillos was my favourite! Great narration, funny and educational - what more do you want 😊

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  • Mrs B R Tinley
  • 02-06-20

Brilliant and fun

Imanaged to learn a lot and had a giggle along the way. It was great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-30-19

Not my style of humor

Had not listened to her before so fidnt really know what to expect. Will free up space for other favourites

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  • Rights21
  • 05-12-18

Fun, Crazy and Odd

A fun series about the oddities in the animal world. It is a bite sized and memorable look into some of the strange creatures and their odd bodies/habits. And of course there were some Australian critters staring as the strange creatures around.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-19

A tad childish

It attempts to be entertaining and humorous with segues that deliver gags an puns that are not funny. It’s a tad childish if you are looking for an engaging look at the natural world.

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  • Anne
  • 10-12-19

Fun and informative

A brilliant performance by Sue and the team. A fresh way to learn about animals. PS Proud to be Australian

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-19

Funny, educational, well read. A++

I cannot put into words how much I loved this. I got to the end and was NOT happy.. I need more. Please write and record more of these they're truly delightful; informative, very well read and funny. There, I put it into words.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-19

awesome and funny

very intriguing stories about bizzare but endearing animals , Sue is so awesome at story telling!

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  • Bondfan1972
  • 02-24-19

Fantastic performance of a fascinating subject

Sue Perkins is both passionate as well as extremely knowledgeable. She’s a joy to listen to. That she speaks on such a fascinating subject is a bonus. I would most definitely recommend it.