Life Stories

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This is the complete BBC Radio series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough featuring all twenty episodes about some of the strangest plants and creatures from around the world. One of the UK’s most popular voices examines twenty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. What was Sir David's first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile? His enthusiasm conveys a unique fascination on topics as diverse as the Sloth, Monstrous Flowers, the Platypus, Giant Birds, Dragons, the Fire Salamander, Faking Fossils, the Coelacanth, the Dodo, Bird's-nest Soup and the Large Blue Butterfly. So listen to these stories to find out the real reason why animals sing, the story behind a 150-million-year-old feather and what it is about snakes that really unnerves Sir David.

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Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history filmmaker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. He has established himself as the world's leading natural history filmmaker with several landmark BBC series, including Life of Mammals (2002), Life in the Undergrowth (2005), and Life in Cold Blood (2008).

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"His opening talk, about his affinity with the gently ruminant three-toed sloth, was pure delight." —Gillian Reynolds, Daily Telegraph

"All the time the lilting, dancing voice is alight with wonder and — let’s call a spade a spade — love." —Simon Barnes, the Times

"His seen-it-all air is like aural comfort food, and the asides are as good as ever." —Elisabeth Mahoney, Guardian

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