Listened to this on my iPod.
An excellent tale (true) of an Englishman in Africa who is a conservationist and finds himself suddenly the owner of a herd of 7 elephants. Well written and well narrated. My only comment has to do with the last 5 minutes of the book in which, I believe, the author attempts to state uncategorically that his goal was NEVER to relate to the elephants on a personal level, but to allow them to remain uninfluenced by humans so they would remain true wild animals. To that I say, "A likely story! Who among us could resist befriending one (or more) of those huge behemoths." But I suppose rather than wishing to promote ownership of wild animals, he decided, in the end, to pretend this was a cautionary tale!
Truly impossible to put it down.
No. I've listened to every Harry Bosch book and loved it. The narrator on this was a super-enunciating, non-performer. It was like listening to someone who felt they were reading to someone who couldn't hear well or was from a foreign country. "Let-me-e-nunce-ee-ate this-for you." It was mind-bogglingly boring and I could not follow the story because I was so distracted by the narrator. Perhaps someone thought that a hard-boiled detective story needed a no-nonsense, non-performing narrator, but I don't agree. I love the old Bosch narrators who had the ability to change tone, change voices so you could differentiate who was speaking and didn't sound like computerized robots. Next time I'll check who narrates before I order the book! What a difference this made ---- but not in a GOOD way.
Len Cariou or the other gentleman that has narrated the Bosch books. For that matter, Grover Gardner, Scott Brick, or George Guidall could have narrated circles around McConnohie.
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