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    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly delightful book!

    • By T.K. on 06-21-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Stories from a Corfu Childhood

    • A Selection of His Own Stories Written and Read by Gerald Durrell
    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Gerald Durrell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    These five stories, written and read by Gerald Durrell himself, are taken from his books Birds, Beasts and Relatives and Fillets of Plaice. They were recorded on Jersey in 1985 and are used by kind permission of the Estate of Gerald Durrell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Offbeat British historical comedy

    • By story teller on 05-12-17

    Regular price: $9.29

    • Birds, Beasts and Relatives

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 215

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The antidote to stress

    • By Rebecca on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $17.05

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    The book is an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of naturalist Gerald Durrell. The book is divided into three sections, marking the three villas in which the family lived on the island. Apart from Gerald (the youngest) and Larry, the family comprised their widowed mother, the gun-mad Leslie, and diet-obsessed sister Margo together with Roger the dog.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This should be required reading

    • By Ilona on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $14.68

    • The Garden of the Gods

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 138

    The enchanted island of Corfu was home to Gerald Durrell and his family for five years before the Second World War. For the passionate young zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - Gerald’s family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family’s villa or even worse - the fridge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshingly Different

    • By Brimar50 on 01-18-12

    Regular price: $15.66

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization
    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie, Toby Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Gerald Durrell's much-loved comic gem. My Family and Other Animals is the classic tale of naturalist Gerald Durrell's magical 1930s childhood on pre-war Corfu. His descriptions of his eccentric family and his encounters with the local creatures are full of humour and charm, and the book has delighted fans of all ages for 60 years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • worth it!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $10.65