The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony audiobook

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

By Lawrence Anthony , with Graham Spence
Read by Simon Vance

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10.92 Hours 1
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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

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Summary

Summary

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Vance's resonant baritone takes listeners on a wild ride through the South African bush as he gives voice to author Anthony's determined efforts to save a herd of elephants by housing them on Thula Thula, his animal reserve. Booklist Audio Review
“An inspiring, multifaceted account, Anthony’s book offers fascinating insights into the lives of wild elephants in the broader context of Zulu culture in post-Apartheid South Africa.” Publishers Weekly
“Both heartwarming and heartening…Anthony’s enthusiasm and obvious love for the bush shine through in hair-raising, sad, and funny tales.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Lawrence Anthony

Author Bio: Lawrence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony (1950–2012) was an international conservationist, explorer, and adventurer. An acknowledged African wildlife expert, his personal focus was the African elephant. He was a member of the esteemed Explorers Club of New York as well as the National Council of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been featured in the media, including Reader’s Digest, Smithsonian, Africa Geographic, Men’s Journal, and more.

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Author Bio: Graham Spence

Author Bio: Graham Spence

Graham Spence is the author of The Apocalypse Chase and coauthor, with Lawrence Anthony, of The Last Rhinos and Babylon’s Ark.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English