The Whispering Land

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Author(s): Gerald Durrell
Series: Zoo Memoirs Series No: 2
Genre: Travel
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD44156
Released: Feb 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982653385
Narrator/s: Rupert Degas
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Description

Following on from the events in A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land sees Gerald Durrell and his wife Jacquie travel to Argentina to collect animals for their newly established zoo. With rare insight and unique charm, Durrell pulls the listener into the tropical landscape of Patagonia, where he witnesses magical moments with penguins, seals and ocelots, and encounters a hilarious cast of characters, including a swearing parrot and a belching guanaco.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Gerald Durrell
Narrator(s): Rupert Degas
Genre: Travel
Product Number Z100109624
Released: Feb 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781982327
eBook
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Author(s): Gerald Durrell
Series:
Product Number EB00689717
Released: Nov 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504041690

Professional reviews

"There's a moment in this enchanting audiobook that displays narrator Rupert Degas's talent to the full. It occurs when the naturalist author is at a cocktail party in Buenos Aires and has to talk to a pompous Englishman whose dismissive attitude towards Argentinians offends the young Durrell. Degas imitates this Brit's accent in such a fine tone that it sounds like he is talking through cotton balls. Degas's delivery in this scene and throughout this magical mystery tour of Patagonia and other remote parts of Argentina enthralls the listener. The young Durrell, who continues to collect animals for his Channel Isle zoo, is a most engaging Englishman--articulate, eccentric, and focused on his animals--be they toucans, coatimundis, or peccaries. And he is great fun. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"