David Attenborough's Life Stories

  • by David Attenborough
  • Narrated by David Attenborough
  • 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The complete BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, featuring all 20 episodes about some of the strangest plants and creatures from around the world.One of the nation's most popular presenters examines 20 marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences.What was Sir David's first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? What creature lays 'the biggest egg in the world'? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile? His enthusiasm is as infectious as ever, and conveys a unique fascination on topics as diverse as the Sloth, Monstrous Flowers, the Platypus, Giant Birds, Dragons, the Fire Salamander, Faking Fossils, the Coelacanth, the Dodo, Bird's-nest Soup and the Large Blue Butterfly. So listen to these stories to find out the real reason why animals sing, the story behind a 150-million-year-old feather, and what it is about snakes that really unnerves Sir David.


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Customer Reviews

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Outstanding in every respect

This is exceptionally well-narrated and our only complaint was that it did not go on for another 6 hours. Get the enhanced version if possible for maximum sound quality. If you are a fan of his Nature programs, you will really enjoy this. Great for kids and adults.
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- Sara

Who doesn't love David Attenborough?

If your family is like my family, you've watched every David Attenborough film on Netflix so often you can practically recite them (except for the parts with the killer whales and the baby grey whale which we skip all the time, no one should watch that more than once.) You've watched David's joyous response to the blue whale and the lyerbirds mimic chainsaws.

These stories are a nice accompaniment to the films with some nice behind the scenes tidbits.
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- S. Spencer "Diamond and Ruby"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited