Birds, Beasts and Relatives

  • by Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by Nigel Davenport
  • 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Customer Reviews

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The antidote to stress

I love these little stories in this book, which is a follow up to My family and Other Animals. Set in pre war Greece / Corfu, Gerald Durrell, a boy at the time, describes the exploits and adventures of his eccentric family. Some scenes had me laughing out loud, and the authors powers of description were such that at times i could almost feel the warm Greek sun on my face ................ the perfect antidote to modern day stresses, let yourself be transported in time and place..............
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- Rebecca

Incredibly descriptive - it takes you there

Would you consider the audio edition of Birds, Beasts and Relatives to be better than the print version?

No, they are both good in their own way


Who was your favorite character and why?

Spiro , I want to meet him !


What about Nigel Davenport’s performance did you like?

The way he altered his voice for each character


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Picturesque Corfu


Any additional comments?

Really glad you did this one - loved the book and loved the audio book

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- Peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-28-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios