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Dec 5, 2019

Narrator Rupert Degas joins AudioFile’s Robin Whitten to talk about narrating THE AYE-AYE AND I, English naturalist Gerald Durell’s memoir of his adventures in Madagascar. Rupert Degas beautifully channels Durrell’s voice, personality, and enthusiasm. Listen as he shares what he loved about narrating all of Durrell’s memoirs of travels around the world. Published by Naxos Audiobooks.

Rupert Degas

2019 Best Memoir Audiobooks:
THE MOMENT OF LIFT by Melinda Gates, read by Melinda Gates
TRAILBLAZER by Dorothy Butler Gilliam, read by January LaVoy
THE AYE-AYE AND I by Gerald Durrell, read by Rupert Degas
MAMA'S BOY by Dustin Lance Black, read by Dustin Lance Black
FROM SCRATCH by Tembi Locke, read by Tembi Locke
FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN by Randy Travis, Ken Abraham, read by Rory Feek

For the full list of AudioFile’s 2019 Best Audiobooks, visit

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