Attenborough's trilogy: "Zoo Quest for a Dragon", "Quest in Paradise" and "Quest Under Capricorn" is collected here in a boxed set and chronicles the naturalist's early years spent in search of rare species.
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Second delight: the tales are related by Attenborough himself. Most of us are pretty familiar with that voice – authoritative, enthusiastic and silky smooth. Listening to these tapes now, it seems odd that he has never recorded before. Not only is it relaxing just to listen to (forget the tapes of whales and running water) but it is a revelation to hear him characterise each of the people in the stories. David Attenborough has frequently declared that he never had any desire to be an actor but listening to him here it is clear that the thespian talent so unmistakable in his brother Richard has not completely passed him by.Read more ›