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The Whispering Land Gerald Durrell Ralph Thompson The Whispering Land Fans of Gerard Durrell s beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom will rejoice at The Whispering Land The sequel to

  • Title: The Whispering Land
  • Author: Gerald Durrell Ralph Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780143037088
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Whispering Land Gerald Durrell Ralph Thompson Fans of Gerard Durrell s beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom will rejoice at The Whispering Land The sequel to A Zoo in My Luggage, this is the story of how Durrell and his wife s zoo building efforts at England s Jersey Zoo led them and a team of helpers on an eight month safari inFans of Gerard Durrell s beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom will rejoice at The Whispering Land The sequel to A Zoo in My Luggage, this is the story of how Durrell and his wife s zoo building efforts at England s Jersey Zoo led them and a team of helpers on an eight month safari in Argentina to look for South American specimens Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor.
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    1. This a total pleasure It is late 1950s and a group, lead by G, Durrell is all over Argentina collecting live animals for a tiny zoo on the Isle of Jersey He has that wry, self deprecating British sense of humor, coupled with a kindness and integrity, and great writing, that had me giggling and wishing i was there.His descriptions were very funny as when he tells us that the lassitude and somnolence of the elephant seals were akin to a convention of dropsy sufferers having a chess tournament in a [...]

    2. Much better than A Zoo in My Luggage, the companion volume, mainly due to the lack of dodgy cultural dialogue Durrell clearly actually has a benign view of humanity despite a rather outdated colonialist streak which he can hardly be blamed for in context Very enjoyable animal tales which is what he is best at after finding humour in his own family, that is

    3. The sequel to A Zoo in My Luggage, this is the story of how Durrell and his wife s zoo building efforts at England s Jersey Zoo led them and a team of helpers on an eight month safari in Argentina to look for South American specimens Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor.

    4. 2.5 stars This is probably the best of the Durrell books that I read It has some entertaining stories and a great mix of travel, comedy, and natural history information It can become a bit slow sometimes Nothing special, but a fun read for those interested in wildlife.

    5. Parts of this book warranted four stars but lost one because of the condescending tone in sections, especially those relating to women I m sure this attitude was acceptable, maybe even expected, in the early 60 s but it is very grating now I was also uncomfortable with the idea of collecting wildlife for personal gratification from the afterword, I realized that Durrell ran a wildlife preserve at that point a little too late I inferred that there was a larger reason for the expedition I m sorry [...]

    6. Gerald Durrell writes about his time spent gathering animals in Argentina for his private zoo on Jersey Island in the Channel Islands It s a great adventure and is as much about his fondness for the people of Argentina as the animals A good time.

    7. I took me a month or to read this I found it boring af pls, i mean, there are some argentinian things that are funny and i love how careful he is w animals but it is so frikin slow and boring

    8. I love it Just like every other book written by Gerald Durrell, captivating, funny, informative, simply amazing Gerald Durrell is one of my favorite authors.

    9. Enjoyable reading, though nowhere near as funny as his brilliant childhood memoir My Family Other Animals.Here Gerald Durrell is on an expedition in Argentina to film and collect animals for his zoo in the Channel Islands His funny but fond retelling of his encounters with different people and their quirks is always enjoyable to read, while his passion for animal life is infectious and evocative descriptions of both animals and locations transport you there with him Plus the funny stories, such [...]

    10. When Durrell wrote in 1961, Patagonia was practically off the map for most people But what a wondrous place I was fortunate to visit a couple years ago and found it so amazing that I always wanted to return Now that I am reading Durrell s description of his trip from Buenos Aires down the east coast, I realize that things have improved greatly since his trip Now there are a few roads.Everything about his description defies understanding strange a landscape, the animals, the wind, and much Magi [...]

    11. This is the story of a trip by Gerald Durrell, the brother of philosopher Lawrence Durrell, who went into collecting animals for zoos befoire starting his own This book is a good read for anyone, for so many reasons 1 the story is true, of the sort that would be unbelievable if it were fiction 2 it s good for all ages and types, except people who hate animals maybe 3 every page is a pleasure, so that you hate to see it end 4 there are lots where that came from, as this author was a tireless wri [...]

    12. Eight years and seven books following his literary debut with the Overloaded Ark, Gerald Durrell describes his first collecting trip to South America And it s another gem, with clear evidence of his maturing writing skill, and numerous glorious anecdotes illustrating his love of nature and food, his eye for detail, and his delightful humour Good to see he has given up the practice of handing out cigarettes left, right and centre, and his gift for capturing character is less paternalistic than in [...]

    13. This was surprisingly interesting Durrell was a naturalist who travelled around the world from the forties to the nighties collecting interesting animals for his private zoo In this book, he describes his travels around Argentina in 1958 his descriptions of animals are very entertaining and I learned a lot the people who helped him tremendously along the way added a lot to the story as well.

    14. Another excellent and hilarious travelogue by Gerald Durrell as he spends time in remote areas of Argentina collecting animal specimens for his zoo He is British and has an extremely droll way of describing humorous incidents with his animals i.e Squatting in the light was a pygmy owl, a bird no bigger than a sparrow, with round yellow eyes that glared at me with all the silent indignation of a vicar who, in the middle of the service,has discovered that the organist is drunk.

    15. If you are interested in Natural History and like a good story teller, you ll like this A quick read and not very long Durrell takes you with him to isolated parts of South America on a collecting trip for the breeding and preservation zoo he and his wife have established on the Island of Jersey in the English Channel I was introduced to Gerald Durrell when I discovered The Amateur Naturalist I love his combination of cheek and compassion.

    16. Another great combination of education and entertainment from Gerald Durrell His amazing sense of humour can make the most miserable situations seem hilariously funny If you love nature and animals and don t mind taking the risk of dying of laughter, this book is for you The only thing it lacks is a suitably punchy title The Whispering Land just does not compare to The Drunken Forest or My Family and Other Animals.

    17. Durrell writes beautifully I was excited to read about the place Darwin visited Durrell stays in the places he stayed and the last quote from Darwina fitting end to the book I read about his escapades e swearing parrot episode was hilarious.anned to see on the net what these animals look like.nce I have not seen most of them googling But did not get around it.ybe some day

    18. I m looking for something light, something fun to make me laugh Durrell has done that in the past and this book has been sitting on the side of my desk forever tonight I m picking it up and starting in.

    19. Obviously some of the language wouldn t wash today, and probably naturalists and ecologists would be unhappy with the methods, but I LOVED this account The only flaw is that it made me sad about leading a conventional life.

    20. Enough good things can t be said about Gerald Durrell and his amazing true animal stories Touching, clever, interesting, very witty and thoroughly compelling I have seven of his books already, and my collection is steadily growing.Highly recommended.

    21. I love the vivid descriptions humor in this book Who knew a story about collecting zoo animals could be so entertaining without being trite

    22. Another Durrell classic Although the subject is animal collection, the book is about the human animal and the dusty interconnecting pathways we forge through life.

    23. Durrell sigue deleitando con su peculiar punto de vista, su estilo narrativo esta vez muy cuidado y su sentido del humor.

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