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  • White Hunters

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brian Herne
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (77)
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    (37)
    Story
    (40)

    A little over 100 years ago, East Africa was terra incognita to most whites: a land largely unmapped, sparsely settled by Europeans, and teeming with wildlife. It was the hunter-adventurer's paradise, and by the early 20th century, a small, lionhearted clan of explorers and big-game hunters began leading safaris there for money.

    Stephen says: "A fascinating account ...."
    "a Civilization gone with the wind"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it to anyone who ever laid in a tent at night reading the adventures of J.A. Hunter by flashlight and fantasizing of someday owning a Holland & Holland D/B .500 Nitro Express


    What did you like best about this story?

    The history of professional hunters in East Africa.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read.
    I now want to go back and re-read Hunter by Hunter, Bell of Africa, and all the adventures of Kenneth Anderson.
    This was a good accounting of the “heroes” that I remember reading as a kid growing up in the 60s. I would recommend it to anyone who ever laid in a tent at night reading the adventures of J.A. Hunter by flashlight and fantasizing of someday owning a Holland & Holland D/B .500 Nitro Express.

    But it was also bittersweet. I couldn’t help but be reminded somewhat of the forward from a very famous 1939 movie:
    “There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.”

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