British Mammals

  • by The British Library
  • Narrated by Cookie Weymouth
  • 1 hrs and 3 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

The chilling screams of the Red Fox, the rutting calls of the Fallow Deer, and the rumbling growls of the Badger are just a few of the sounds featured in this publication. This identification guide from the British Library presents a comprehensive collection of recordings that will help listeners learn how to identify the sounds of British mammals.
It includes the calls of species such as the Red Deer, Red Squirrel, and Grey Seal that are celebrated hallmarks of the British landscape. It also features the sounds of our more secretive mammals such as the Otter, Yellow-necked Mouse and Pine Marten.
Track listing:

1. Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris
2. Grey Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis
3. Edible Dormouse, Glis glis
4. Water Vole, Arvicola terrestris
5. Yellow-necked Mouse, Apodemus flavicollis
6. Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus
7. Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus
8. Common Shrew, Sorex araneus
9. Water Shrew, Neomys fodiens
10. Greater Horseshoe, Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
11. Noctule, Nyctalus noctula
12. Common Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus pipistrellus
13. Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes
14. Badger, Meles meles
15. Otter, Lutra lutra
16. Pine Marten, Martes martes
17. Stoat, Mustela ermine
18. Common Seal, Phoca vitulina
19. Atlantic Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus
20. Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
21. Reeves’ Muntjac, Muntiacus reevesi
22. Red Deer, Cervus elaphus
23. Sika Deer, Cervus Nippon
24. Fallow Deer, Dama dama
25. Roe Deer, Capreolus capreolus
26. Chinese Water Deer, Hydropotes inermis


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Who knew mammals made so much noise?

Where does British Mammals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the worst, not the best.

What did you like best about this story?

hearing red squirrels, rabbits and bats.

Have you listened to any of Cookie Weymouth’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes I've heard others and it's the same, just announcing each mammal. Nothing else to do.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

although birds are my interest, it's good to hear a book showcasing the sounds of Mammals that we wouldn't usually hear otherwise.

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- jillian grant

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-04-2012
  • Publisher: The British Library