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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; Revised & enlarged edition (20 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849900019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849900010
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
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"It's almost impossible to believe that all these things happened to one man... but David Attenborough wears his achievements lightly and there are as many laughs here as there are animals." (Michael Palin)

"What shines through most of all is his enthusiasm - as undimmed now as when he started out." (Sunday Telegraph)

"An enthralling autobiography from one of the linchpins of television. His life has been fascinating. Attenborough is a master story-teller, and his book is crammed with anecdotes." (Good Book Guide)

"Life on Air, David Attenborough's professional autobiography, tells the entertaining story of how he turned us all into armchair experts in natural history." (Douglas Palmer New Scientist)

"[An] engaging and often amusing text." (Choice)

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The broadcasting memoirs of Sir David Attenborough, the world's leading Natural History programme-maker – revised and updated in mass market paperback

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Autobiographies come and go but 'Life on Air' by Sir David Attenborough, the greatest communicator the world has known is without doubt a must read. I buy this book as gifts for people that are passionate about the natural world and it never fails to raise a laugh and impress.
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Informative, funny and totally charming. An account of 50 years of making natural history programmes at the BBC.
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bought as a gift & well received
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Love big Dave !!!!
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Great. Arrived in good time and excellent condition. My son was very happy to receive it.
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Brilliant
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I have never listened to an audio book before so I found it more than a little daunting when 16 CD's arrived covering 20 hours of narration. I decided to play these whilst driving and was amazed at the quality of the sound. I found the first few chapters a little slow; they were an introduction to his early career. Given the unique quality of David's voice it's ironic he was turned down for radio, and started his career in television.

He became a pioneer of this media and given the constraints of early television it is amazing that he and his team managed to produce the documentaries that they did, the patience, tenacity and sometimes daring is described in wonderful and engaging detail.

Despite this slow start I soon found myself dragged into his world as he took me on his adventures, the people he met, the places he visited and the animals he discovered, there are times when he encountered real danger, but also some very funny moments.

David makes no attempt to preach, which is admirable given some of his experiences, he just tells it as it is. I felt that he was truly enjoying telling me his story and sharing his experiences.

His distinctive voice, humour and gentlemanly charm, made for compulsive listening.

I think I would, after listening to this masterpeice,consider myself a bit of an audio book convert, reading made easy. It is a veritable recreation of the televisual career of a true british icon who demonstrates his gift not just as a presenter but now as a narrator,his lush warm tones giving an even more vivid evocation of his subject matter than any tv programme ever could.
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prefect one xmas present got
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