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Publisher's Summary

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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Entertaining!

I was transported to my most happy place listening to this book.
The narrator was excellent.
I love all Durrells books. The dry humor is spot in.

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Delightful!

I enjoy the writing of Gerry Durrell, always! The vocabulary and descriptive qualities are superb! The reading of this book is lyrical and I love it! I also enjoy God’s creatures on this earth as does he. I have read many of his books and was unsure about quality of the narrator. However, I am thrilled with the presentation of this book.🦭

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  • 02-15-22

A very delightful book!

Gerald Durrell’s books about animals have been loved by me for decades and listening them is even more pleasant. His way of describing animals and people is very unique and his humour shines through every description. For a man who was a reluctant writer of books he writes brilliantly and his work should be recommended to everyone who adores animals.
The narrator fits very well and does an excellent job.

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  • LC
  • 09-29-20

More wonderful adventures

I really enjoyed hearing about Gerald’s various adventures in Argentina, collecting animals for his zoo. The country and people, and the various landscapes and animals are wonderfully described.

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  • natasza
  • 02-23-19

Entertaining as well as informative

Gerald Durrell with his unique way of describing animals as well as people, his sense of humor makes one want to come back and experience his world again and again. A great listen.

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  • 11-01-19

Love Gerald Durrell

Narrator is very posh but otherwise very good. Always interesting. I love Durrel's dry humour. Fun.

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  • Sq
  • 10-15-19

Exceptional writing and narrative

Durrell is my very favourite author and this is beautifully narrated by Degas. I highly recommend it.