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DURRELL, G.: Aye-aye and I (The) (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Aye - Aye and I 00:08:17
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: The Vanishing Lake 00:09:03
3.   Play with flash player All this takes place in the bar of the Hotel… 00:09:46
4.   Play with flash player Our flight to Ambatondrazaka, the largest… 00:09:42
5.   Play with flash player Meanwhile, Mihanta had discovered… 00:10:34
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: A Flood of Lemurs 00:09:59
7.   Play with flash player We were now in a predicament. 00:10:55


Disc 2

  The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In a village nearby, Mihanta did his… 00:08:01
2.   Play with flash player The scheme has been an enormous… 00:07:52
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: An Interlude with Yniphora 00:12:32
4.   Play with flash player 'Come on,' I said to Lee, 'you've crooned…' 00:13:09
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: Jumping Rats and Kapidolo 00:12:50
6.   Play with flash player We turned off into a sizeable clearing… 00:13:14


Disc 3

  The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player When we got back to camp, we got our… 00:09:06
2.   Play with flash player During the next few days we added… 00:08:42
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: The Hunt Begins 00:12:49
4.   Play with flash player As we got nearer to Tamatave, we drove… 00:09:43
5.   Play with flash player The road now wound its way upwards into… 00:08:25
6.   Play with flash player To add to our joy, it had now begun to rain… 00:08:32
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Crystal Country and Beyond 00:11:37


Disc 4

  The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player I found myself in an irritating personal… 00:10:25
2.   Play with flash player It was Madame's birthday that day and… 00:08:26
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: Verity the Vespertine 00:10:57
4.   Play with flash player That night, Lee fed Verity on a curious diet… 00:09:26
5.   Play with flash player We were in the process of drinking… 00:08:27
6.   Play with flash player Another character who became well known… 00:06:57
7.   Play with flash player Camp routine was now getting under way. 00:08:20


Disc 5

  The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: The Soothsayer's Apprentices 00:08:18
2.   Play with flash player Another story concerns a real animal… 00:12:16
3.   Play with flash player While we were staying at the hotely in… 00:09:16
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: The Arrival of the Aye - Aye 00:07:51
5.   Play with flash player That night, as we watched Verity making… 00:10:14
6.   Play with flash player Erickson has given the aye - aye's tapping… 00:09:51


Disc 6

  The Aye-Aye and I (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: The Flight of the Magic Finger 00:05:41
2.   Play with flash player The pace now hotted up. Having found… 00:07:15
3.   Play with flash player In the event, things worked out smoothly… 00:07:24
4.   Play with flash player It was clear that the Mascarene flora… 00:08:22
5.   Play with flash player The island, once thickly forested by palms… 00:07:05

Total Playing Time: 06:01:19






Author(s):
Durrell, Gerald

Reader(s):
Degas, Rupert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0357

Barcode: 9781781982365

Release Date: 04/2019

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