My Family and Other Animals

  • by Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by Nigel Davenport
  • 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

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What the Critics Say

"A lot of frolic, fun, and charming ribaldry, as well as the warm feeling of having been transported to a lovely spot where worry is unknown and anything is believable." (The New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I absolutely love this book!

Would you listen to My Family and Other Animals again? Why?

This is a wonderful book. My wife introduced me to the book when we first met. She discovered it by accident. They were giving it away at her local library along with many other books. We've read it together many times over the years and have recommended it to others. Everyones gets back to us wanting to buy it for themselves! Those that don't know about it are seriously missing out on a fantastic read! I've been looking for un unabridged audiobook version of this book for a vey long time. The narration is fantastic too!


Who was your favorite character and why?

Gerry is my favourite character. He is the books narrator


What does Nigel Davenport bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narration brings the book to life. It is clear and expressive


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The family are the most exotic specimens of the menagerie!


Any additional comments?

Buy it Now! You won't be disappointed! I don't write many reviews but I was compelled to write one for this book! Enough said.

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- George Athanasiou

great for insomnia. That's about it

Found the book incredibly boring. The soporific narator did not help. there is no story line, it is simply a family holiday photo slide show in book form.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios