I have experienced these amazing creatures in Kruger National Park and two private game reserves in South Africa. I wanted to hear some history.
His performance conveyed empathy; however, his accent was more heavily weighted to British than the rich, lilting South African dialect.
I was overwhelmed by the author's sobering account of the African elephants' plight. He provides insight into the secretive life of the hierarchy within the herd. These sentient beings touched me by their extraordinary familial interactions.
Wow. Broke my heart, filled my heart. Story of a refuge that takes in elephants labeled rogue. But really, it's about a man, his love for African wildlife and living in the bush. It's about the politics, it's about the economy, it's about love, it's about death...fascinating and riveting.
Yes, I really enjoyed the story and Simon Vance is one of my favorite narrators. He made the story come alive and the emotions, of the people and the stories of the land and it's difficulties really touched me. I know I missed a few things and will have to listen again.
How Lawrence Anthony fought to save these rogue elephants against all odds and at some points succeeded, and at others he did not. Noting was 100 %. But the story did teach lessons.
As always Simon Vance and his performance is fantastic. I have several books that he has narrated (one of the reasons I got this book)
Yes, but I won't say because it will ruin the story
This was an amazing story and I'd love to hear a follow up about his progress for saving animals in Africa.
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 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!!