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Durrell: The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)

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Durrell: The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781982365
Download Size: 286 Mb
Running Time: 06:01:19
Digital UPC: 9781781982365

Release Date: February 2019
Originally recorded in 2019
Gerald Durrell
Rupert Degas
Spoken Word

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Durrell: The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
Gerald Durrell
Read by Rupert Degas

Gerald Durrell’s last book, The Aye-Aye and I records his final animal-collecting expedition, a trip to Madagascar in 1990, and his efforts to save the elusive and mythical lemuroid known as the Aye-Aye. Prompted by the country’s radical deforestation, and slash-and-burn agriculture, Durrell, his wife, and their team of zoologists embark on a mission to capture and conserve the species – distinguished by its ‘giant, chisel-like teeth’, ‘round, hypnotic eyes’ and large ‘spoon-like ears’. During the course of their journey, they encounter golden river snakes, flat-tailed tortoises, the gentle lemurs of Lac Alaotra, and the Malagasy chameleons. Durrell’s exuberant descriptions of the island, its people and ecology are among his best. 

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