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.
Great stories of the author's adventures in the bush and as a tour guide. Some were funny, some were sad and some were a little scary. He's a great storyteller and I hope Audible gets his other books. Since I'll probably never get to take a tour of Africa, this was a nice substitution.
I might have rated it a 5, but he tossed in a political story and I would have rather just heard about his encounters with the animals.
Laugh, Learn, Africa
This book reminded me of Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods" because it was autobiographical, factual, interesting, captivation and so funny I laughed out loud in almost every chapter.
My favorite character was the author, Peter Allison.
No, not in one sitting. Don't get me wrong, it was great listening and I was always anxious to get back to it, but the chapters were complete stories in themselves and I knew that if I only had an hour or so, I would be able to come away satisfied.
An easy to listen to book. The author has a good sense of humor and an obvious love of animals. A good choice when you want something low key in between intense books.
No - I never listen more than once. If it was good, I might read it.
I love everything African... this was cute while at the same time true.
This was my first listen to Antony Ferguson
Honey Badger does care.
An interesting off the cuff experiences of a young man following his heart.
Peter Allison, summed up how he was able to crack open rare jobs in Africa's bush.
Antony's narrative skills are easy on the ear, and spoken in such a manner that integrates the story, author and narrator.
Driving school was quite humourous in an odd fashion.
I am looking forward to Peter's second book, basically a continuation of his grand adventure.
I've wasted a lot of gas driving around listening to this book. Narrator is great (Australian voice, but British author?) At first I thought it was slow, but about the third chapter, when he really starts telling some stories about the Safari, it is absolutely fascinating and hysterical. The first hand information in regards to the animals, is really fascinating as well. I had no idea that the honey badger can turn over 180 degrees in its own fur (an adaptive trait to defend itself from predators). His descriptions of the area and of the interactions between different species remind the listener that the area is not composed of just a variety of different species, but it is a constant interaction between all these species (and the human species) that makes the stories fascinating. The stories involving the 'guests' he has on safari are quite funny as well.
I loved the fact this books was several short stories tied in together as a collection. Great for keeping you entertained.
This book stands alone.
stories of people behaving badly in the bush