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.
At the top!!
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.
Yes. Great read. Informative. Compassionate and well performed by Simon Vance.
Other books written by wildlife experts.
I enjoyed the audio version becuase I could listen on car rides and walks
Amazingly clear, compassionate, easy to follow, animated and fun.
The authors life, principles, and practices are pure beauty. Words cannot express the greatness of this book, this man, this story.
I am an English teacher in China and can now read and write some Chinese.I have been to 13 countries on 4 continents.I am an avid audiophile
I also listened to this in Sri Lanka,where I was able to get up close with these magnificent beasts.The author takes on a small head of destructive elephants marked for slaughter.He builds a safari camp with his sophisticated French girlfriend and they battle poachers,an escape and even have to kill one elephant that goes on a rampage.What is very touching is to hear how he gradually gains the trust of these renegade behemoths.The narrator speaks with a very clear British accent and the book was written in an entertaining manner.This was not the case with Ivory's Ghosts,anther Elephant book,that demands close attention to the details.That book was more of a history,and science book.Man has a big dilemma to deal with these creatures.They need space,copious amounts of water and abundant food,but then man is increasing his numbers all the time.Encroaching on the wild and shrinking the animals rightful home.
I am a lifelong lover of books. I got my degree in English & worked in the publishing business for many years. Now I work with wildlife.
I can't begin to describe how much this book impacted me. I work with wildlife myself and feel it is such a privilege to do so. They move in a different world than we do, but share our space. Just reading the introduction got me hooked. Not only did I want to hear every word of this book, I knew I had to have the physical book to have, to keep and look through, so I ordered it immediately.
Lawrence Anthony really understood wildlife. Anyone who would adopt a herd of rogue elephants has my complete respect & admiration. Just reading how he dealt with the elephants and the other animals in the book gave me so much vicarious pleasure. It is such a good read that I could barely put it down. Mr. Anthony writes from his heart.
Just as I was thinking that we so need people in this world like Lawrence Anthony, I discovered that he died of a heart attack in the past year. Devastating! I also read that the elephants, the very same ones that he talks so eloquently about in this book, showed up at his home shortly after he died and stayed there for days. If you read this book you will know why - there was a powerful bond between him and the elephants and the story of how that bond developed is in this book.