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Book Review: David Attenborough’s LIFE ON AIR: MEMOIRS OF A BROADCASTER

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been listening to an absolutely delightful audiobook during my commute to and from the Day Job, Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster by renowned documentary filmmaker David Attenborough

I grew up watching Attenborough’s wildlife documentaries on PBS, and found this book an absolute joy to listen to, filled with fascinating and frequently-hilarious anecdotes of his globetrotting adventures, skillfully-narrated by Attenborough himself in a warm and frequently-wry manner.

He’s a man who loves animals and people, and his joy in his experiences and discoveries, as well as his deep respect for the various people he met, really came across in this memoir.

This is one of the best books I’ve listened to so far this year–I was actually disappointed on the days when my commute ran smoothly, because it meant spending less time with David Attenborough in Africa, or Australia, or South America, or Tonga, or…

Grade: A


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