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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One of my favorites by Gerald Durrell

Nigel Davenport narrates "Birds, Beasts, and Relatives" very nicely, although I was a bit surprised at some of his character voicing, and there was some inconsistency with how the characters were voiced in "My Family and Other Animals".

Overall I believe current Durrell fans and anyone who enjoys well-crafted, very funny stories about 1930s-era family dynamics will enjoy this reading.
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- RedAunt

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