It is refreshing to hear of a Moslem serving humanity with a kind and generous heart. Dr. Hawa was just such a person. Her strong sense of loyalty to her beloved country and her stalwart approach to challenging situations results in her being a truly outstanding human. I listened to every minute with interest and awe.
Yes. It is very well read, with an engaging voice that brings the book alive.
The author. I would have enjoyed meeting him. He is a rare person who has a heart of love for life, creatures and humans and is willing to sacrifice for worthy goals.
This book contained a multitude of moving moments. Every chapter had cliff hangers that enticed the reader to keep reading. It was most enjoyable and I was sorry when it ended. I immediately looked for an audio version of his other books and bought the one I found.
How sad that this outstanding human escaped many dangers and overcame so many obstacles and then was overcome by his fork and knife only 2/3s of the way through his life expectancy. It is a huge loss to us all. But what a fitting end to the story, to have the two herds of elephants come to his home right after he died, stay two days as if to say farewell and then return to their wild lives.
Possibly, it would depend on the topic.
I thought this was interesting. It certainly was a topic I had never given any attention to.
I liked listening to him since it is about words. He made it more interesting than reading.
Heartbreaking, inspiring, challenging.
I don't know, but I did not like her "voices" for some of the characters. I would have preferred to just hear the words they spoke and let my imagination provides the tones and character.
I seldom read novels, I prefer non-fiction but this book was well written and seemed to have so much research behind it that I kept wondering what parts were real. Gaining a look into the horrific situation in North Korea is eye opening and sickening. I wonder if the same thing could eventually happen here in the USA with our rights being taken away for fear of terriorits and our constitution being undermined bit by bit by new laws and executive orders,
I was put off by the thought that I had to suffer through a book trying to prove that we all emerged out of Africa, too much subjectie throught for me, but I was delightfully surprised by the real emphasis on people and who they really are.
There were no characters to speak of, this is an introduction to the book. The interview caught me up in the author's enthusium and general philosophy of life to the point that I do want to read the whole book.
Probably not. There was too much personal information. I thought the book would be stories about adventures with tourists and animals, but it was too much about him.
I enjoyed the observations about animal behavior and toursit behavior too. I would like to have had the whole book be about such topics, I personally did not care about his personal nick name, reputation etc.
Stuck in the water with the the American and British couples.
No. I listened to the whole book because we were going to Africa and I was trying to get up to speed, but my husband only listened to a few chapters and decided it was not for him. It was not captivating.
Near the top.
Have not heard before.
None really, we just enjoyed the whole book.
No, it is a book of facts and history, not a lot to laugh or cry about.
We listened to this during long peaceful evenings while doing volunteer medical work among the Maasai. It was capativating for us in our circumstance. I think we would have gotten bogged down in all the detail if just listening to it in the car or while working in the garden at home.
It is just too much hype and nonesense
Maybe, but probably not
Didn't listen long enough to comment
I am glad this was free, I would be annoyed if I had purchased it.
As a health educator I am always interested in medical information and though there was not a lot of new information for me, I was not disappointed in the content. The presenter is very methodical in her presentation and it is easy to understand her concepts. I do get a little weary of the New Age influence in current medical trends, and this was heavy on that, but it is the day we live in and people are certainly entitled to their own religious beliefs.
My husband and I are going to Kenya next week to volunteer in a dental clinic which serves the Maasai tribes. This was very useful information for us to help us to understand the people we will be serving. It was simply told but wonderfully human in its revelations of the relationships and activities of the tribes. My only regret is that I would like to know where the author is today and what he is doing. It ended too soon.
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