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We're living through a golden age of paleontological research that, in the last couple of decades, has radically changed our understanding of dinosaurs. Through candid interviews with the world’s top paleontologists, Professor Ben Garrod reveals new dinosaur facts from cutting edge research into the greatest animals ever to walk the planet.

When we're young, we all have a favourite dinosaur but, as time passes, other aspects of life get in the way. This is ultimate guide for grown-ups who have lost touch with their favourite childhood dinosaurs.

From the earliest cat-sized dinosaurs to enormous, feathered dinosaurs, there have been many significant discoveries in only the last 30 years. Every day we are learning more about the way the dinosaurs behaved and ultimately what happened to them at the very end.

Produced by Wisebuddah for Audible Originals.

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©2019 Audible, Ltd. (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.

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A good read on a lazy weekend. It draws you in and is very informative specially for a beginner.

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A delightful mini informative series

for dino lovers. While I have put grown my crazy love for dinos and diversified my interests to ancient cultures, non dinosaurs this was a great learning experience and answered some questions I always though about particularly the bird thing and size.

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fascinating

this audiobook is a wonderful flashback to the childhood dreams, imagination and informative glimpse into the jurrasic world and more!!

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Journey to the Dinosaurs zamana

It is so informative and interesting too. I kept on listening. Would love to have a continuation for this..

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A nice book

A nice book for people wanting to know about Dinosaurs. Well organised and well presented

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teleport to the Jurassic

just loved it. the narration took me literally along with Ben. highly recommend to all who have interest in history, evolution, or just a good story

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Stuff you thought you knew but didn't!

Having considered myself rather upto date on the topic I found the book to be a pleasant series of surprises. It's led me to research a lot more in understanding the field.

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Just simply awesome

Loved it.. could not stop listening... the storytelling was amazing.
Content is easy to grasp for a kid and an adult

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good story

i like reading about dinosaurs and this book is good for meand others too ,listen this book its cool.

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Ignite Your Childlike Curiosity

Brilliant material and narration brilliantly condensed into an episode format.
Takes you on q journey through the world of dinosaurs and paleontology.

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  • Amy
  • 13-07-19

What a treat!

I am one of those young dinosaur enthusiasts who never grew out of it, so this was a real treat for me! Well researched and accessible, a really fascinating listen. I hope there will be more episodes to come!
My favourite is Baryonyx!

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  • M. I'anson
  • 02-03-20

misophonia? give it a miss

too much extraneous noise and general stuff going on. you dont have to be opening and closing doors and talking to the public to tell me about dinosaurs.

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  • Simon
  • 16-11-19

Our Feathered Friends!

Having been a bit critical of some of these podcasts because they really didn't tell me much about subjects that I knew very little about this came as a really refreshing change. It has depth, a Dino version of Prof Brian Cox and most importantly some real depth without ever getting too nerdy.

Thoroughly recommended!

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  • Alison
  • 01-08-19

Loved this

Really interesting and accessible with a great presenter. His 'Chris Pratt' moment was superb! Was disappointed by his little lecture at the end about us killing the planet. Preaching to the choir... But we'll worth (several) listens.

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  • SoMrHarris
  • 30-07-19

Dino-mite!

This series was absolutely amazing! I binged the entire series it was so good. The narration was excellent, the information contained was eye opening, and the warning at the end was extremely poignant. Definitely worth a listen.

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  • A P
  • 21-07-19

fascinating

Very entertaining and informative.

Brilliantly put together to appeal to all ages - unless you're already an expert, maybe.

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  • Dale Dunbar
  • 17-07-19

Thank You

Loved this series. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. It's good to keep on learning.

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  • Matthew MacKenzie
  • 17-03-21

A super story read beautifully.

Professor Garrod has a rich and engaging voice and the story of the rise and fall of the dinosaurs is exciting and surprising. Who knew, for example, that those terrible lizards in the Jurassic Park kitchen were not velociraptors?

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  • Kevin H.
  • 16-03-21

Amazing!

Such a wonderfully written, produced and performed audiobook. I learnt so much about the dinosaurs and much more!

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  • Camille-Louise
  • 07-03-21

Excellent

This book is great well done Prof Ben Garrod, hope you do more like this

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  • Julie
  • 31-10-19

interesting for both adult and child

listen to it in the car to school. my children want to try and find dinosaur bones now. Great and very understandable information without being patronising.

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  • Sarah
  • 10-10-19

So interesting!

Loved this series, learnt so many interesting things. Very well delivered, highly recommended, highly recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-19

Loved it

“God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.”

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  • Harrison
  • 05-09-19

Prehistoric Fun

Really enjoyed this. I love Dinosaurs, and this was informative, light and interesting to listen to.

I appreciated the sombre, truthful ending, too.

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  • Lauren
  • 18-10-19

i wish there were more episodes!

LOVED this one - takes you back to being a curious child
what a beautiful podcast - informative, interesting, funny!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-19

Simply Delightful

A fun and educational trip through the age of the dinosaurs. Well narrated and easy to follow. Small bites great for easy listening.

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  • Tex
  • 17-10-19

educational and good narration

I really enjoyed the topic and the professor who narrated the series had fantastic intonation which made this a binge worthy series. thoroughly enjoyed this audible series as well as great audio enhancements which made for easy listening and vivid imagery.

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  • Steph vR
  • 09-10-19

I loved this

Very educational, easy to listen to. I especially liked that they asked most speakers what their favourite dinosaur was. This doesn't happen enough anymore.

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  • Olivia
  • 09-10-19

My new favourite Dinosaur!

I have always loved Dinosaurs and picked up this book to refamiliarise myself with them. And boy did it! I loved the narration and the “grown up” tone of the book. If you’ve loved dinosaurs before you’ll love them even more after this read!
Ps. My favourite Dinosaur is the Paralophosaurus!

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  • Ted
  • 01-10-19

Dinos demystified

when you thought you knew about the Thunder Lizards this will amaze you how little we do

Thorough and engaging....with great interviews with experts

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