New Life Stories by David Attenborough
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
Genres: Non-Fiction, Natural History
Narrator: David Attenborough
Length: 3 Hours 15 Minutes
Publication Date: 30th October 2011
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“New Life Stories is the second installment of Sir David’s look back at the wildlife that has captured his imagination and enthusiasm over his distinguished career. It is a fascinating trip around the world in search of extraordinary plants, animals, and people, in the company of this wonderful communicator. Sir David shares his thoughts on a whole range of topics, from animals like the Kiwi, the Cuckoo, and the Chameleon, to flora like Charnia and the canopy, and even other famous British naturalists, like the evolutionary biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.”
My Thoughts & Review
I love watching David Attenborough’s documentaries but have never gotten around to reading one of his books until now. Well I listened to the audiobook, and I wasn’t disappointed. This is actually the second book in the series which I didn’t realise until I finished the audiobook but in all honesty it made no difference in my enjoyment at all.
Like his documentaries each chapter is full of fascinating information about different species of animals to just nature related themes, and I just couldn’t get enough of it.
As I mentioned at the beginning I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by David Attenborough himself and his done a fab job. His calm voice just draws you in. Although the audiobook was fantastic I do wish I was following along with a physical copy as I missed looking at all the wonderful photo’s that are included in the book. I will definitely be looking into borrowing a physical copy from my local library just as soon as they reopen.
There’s not much more I can say about this book as it’s one of those that you have to read yourselves. 100% recommend this book/audiobook.
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