I loved the stories but the delivery was most disconcerting. The reader would pause when there was no punctuation, making the sentences difficult to understand. Re-record with a better narrator and it will be much better.
The anecdotes were great, bought Africa in tooth and claw into my living room.
He doesn't seem to understand the function of punctuation. He pauses when there are not meant to be pauses, his deliver is also pretty dull, not a lot of variety of tone, emphasis or volume.
Was a very easy listen, did it in a day since it was so enjoyable
Very easy listening
I loved the interesting and amusing stories of the author's escapades in Botswana. I learned a lot of interesting animal facts that I shared with my students as we studied Africa. Highly highly recommend!!!
Not from Peter Allison. Boring writer. Antony? Sure.
I didn't get to the end, not that it would have mattered.
Not really. Something like this has such potential to be hilarious and the author is just a not very funny, not all that intelligent sounding guy who's writing is pretty average.
Probably not. There was too much personal information. I thought the book would be stories about adventures with tourists and animals, but it was too much about him.
I enjoyed the observations about animal behavior and toursit behavior too. I would like to have had the whole book be about such topics, I personally did not care about his personal nick name, reputation etc.
Stuck in the water with the the American and British couples.
No. I listened to the whole book because we were going to Africa and I was trying to get up to speed, but my husband only listened to a few chapters and decided it was not for him. It was not captivating.
First - Peter is a great storyteller. Second - he doesn't shy away from admitting his mistakes, scary or sad moments = he keeps it real (and good, comedic writing doesn't shy away from the trials of life - it just helps us laugh at the absurdity or helps us realize we're not alone). 3rd - amazing adventure stories with animals in Africa.
Not a book, but I think this is like a David Attenborough's Africa TV series - stories of Africa's people and animals
Antony Ferguson's performance was alright (B+/A-). He has an accent like Peter, but I wondered why they didn't have Peter narrate his own book, because the man himself probably would have done a slightly better job at the tone and expressions of how he really tells a story.
lots of parts, actually.
We really enjoyed this audiobook. We listened to it on a cross country trip. The stories were ones that made us laugh and a couple that made us a bit sad.
The main character. His story about his nickname, how he got the truck stuck, and other exploits were great!
The narrator was amazing! The expressions and tones helped to really add elements of excitement to the audiobook.
This audio book is a compilation of various events encountered/participated in by the author while living in Africa. We laughed at some of the stories. We were sad at others.
What a great job to have. I liked how the guides respected the animals. I would love to know more about Mr. Allison's adventures or have him as my guide on an African safari.
Greedy, voracious reader since age five. After a number of eye injuries & surgeries, reading is hard. So now, I listen.
I'm pretty sure I'll never get to Africa to go on safari. I imagine them to be fantastic, though. This book painted great mental images of African wildlife and some people clumsily running around trying to get good pictures of them. Great narration. Really fun.
Enjoyable stories from a safari guide, lots of animal stories and descriptions. Not really humorous and nothing outstanding. An easy listen.