This is an excellent book full of real life in the African terrain. Drama so intense sometimes that it could have been a fiction page turner. There were certain parts of the African life that I found unpalatable culturally and also from a Christian perspective but references to these were minute. Anyone can tell that this man loved animals and what he learned from them is masterfully portrayed in this book.
This was an amazing story. I am an animal lover and never knew that elephants were so smart and have such a strong sense of family. I laughed and I cried and I know where I want to go when I get my passport.
Yes. It was so inspiring to hear about this mans life and how he managed to make a difference in the world.
The elephants!! They were so intelligent, gentle and beautiful.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
Lawrence Anthony is the proprietor of a game reserve in Zululand, Africa. The name of the game reserve is Thula Thula. He is asked to take a herd of wild elephants who have been causing numerous problems at another reserve. What determines his decision is the fact that if he doesn't "rescue" them, they will all be put down. He also likes the thought of a challenge.
Lawrence had a way with all animals and he was counting on this to save the elephants from certain death. He knew he had to give it a try.
This is the memoir of a man who loved all animals and was taught by the elephants to become a listener. Lawrence worked long and gently with the elephants and was rewarded with a shared kindness.
This memoir is a good and gentle read. I thought the narrator, Simon Vance, did a great job and made the story flow. The characters were well developed and that included some of the animals. There is humor, warmth and sadness. Listening to the book was a pleasant one. I don't think you would be disappointed if you were to purchase this memoir.
The listener is also provided with some education about Africa, its people and its land. I think the words, do unto others as you would have others do unto you would explain Lawrence Anthony's memoir. Enjoy a great listen.
I was worried that this would be too much like a documentary, but it was not at all.
Excellent story which evoked such compassion!
Most fascinating is the unexplained, long-distance communication between man & elephants, and herd to herd.
This sounds like a preserve I would like to visit.
I cannot say enough perfect things. Perfectly read. Lawrence Anthony's life on Thula Thula is a dream and true contribution to earth and all its creatures. Highly recommended for a people of all ages.
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Amazing! I want him to read all the books to me! Wonderful!
Beautifully written and read. Incredible story. I didn't want to turn it off. Sad that it's over. I just wanted it to continue on and on!!
I greatly enjoyed this book. I drive 4 hours a day and this book made me look forward to the drive so that I could listen. The narrator did an excellent job. This book made me look forward to listening to more books by this autor and I also looked up more books by the narrator as well and that speaks for itself. You won't regret one part of this book. Highly recommend.
I loved it. I think it's a poor choice for a title, but otherwise, I adored this book. If you like or appreciate animals and the wild... give this one a shot.