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The content is great - South America is amazing! - though there is a small amount of repetition. I hate to be negative about the narrator but my family and I didn’t click with him. We watch a nature DVD once a week with our kids and half way through this series they started saying, “I don’t like this guy.” Sorry, Mr. Narrator. David Attenborough’s boot are very big ones to fill! Especially in our kids’ eyes.
Found this to be an alright watch, but to be honest, I didn't feel there was a great deal here to set it apart from the plethora of other nature programmes that I've seen over the years focusing mostly around the Amazon. The narration wasn't great either. A couple of times I found the exact same expression being used for different animals. Compared to other BBC Wild DVDs I've watched, this one seemed a bit slow and drawn out.
After reading and knowing already the facts that were being highlighted about this DVD,that is 'The Andes to the Amazon' having the Worlds' greatest river sytem, the Worlds'' longest Mountain range, the Worlds' largest and richest rainforest and with falls 6 or 8 times wider than Niagara and more than 80 million tons of water a second passing over them, the use of the latest cameras including night-vision infra-red ones' I felt it was a bit of a let down when so FEW types of eg.Snakes,Frogs and other Amphibians,4 leggged carnivores were featured.I know that NOT every species of animal can be featured when covering such a huge area, however the team seem to have given a fair representation of the Llama and Alpaca Family in particular and also the Penguin world? Perhaps if the World DOES survive the Mayan Prophecy and another series is made, more thought can be given to THESE animals??
The subject of this DVD is breathtaking, as is the photography. However, the narrator sounds like he's bored out of his mind and really can't think of anything interesting to say. David Attenborough this certainly is not.