The Garden of the Gods

  • by Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by Christopher Timothy
  • 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Refreshingly Different

What made the experience of listening to The Garden of the Gods the most enjoyable?

The witty and brightly-natured 'British' characters contributed to the light-hearted and entertaining stories of their new life as a family in Corfu. Each chapter depicts a fascinating interaction between the family, visitors from far reaches and the local inhabitants.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Garden of the Gods?

The family party complete with vaudevillian acts for their own entertainment!

What about Christopher Timothy’s performance did you like?

He displays a wealth of character portrayals which seem so accurate. His reading shows a great sense of timing which is necessary maximise the author's humour.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh yes it made me laugh at the situational humour and the 'one-liners' that abound.

Any additional comments?

The fun of this book was heightened by clever descriptive language which suits our characters so well.

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- Brimar50

Loved it!

Can't wait for the final instalment of the Cofru trilogy!!
The book is advertised as being read by Nigel Davenport, but the download gave me a recording of it by Christopher Timothy. He is still a wonderful reader of the story, but it may be a little surprising when you first begin the story if you're expecting to hear Davenport's voice.
Certainly not a problem overall and I highly recommend this series.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios