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The Elephant Whisperer Audiobook

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Biography/Memoir, 2014

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

©2009, 2012 Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"An inspiring, multifaceted account, Anthony's book offers fascinating insights into the lives of wild elephants in the broader context of Zulu culture in post-Apartheid South Africa." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Karyn Howard Smith 09-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An Absolute Must Listen"

    The amazing journey and relationship of the elephants and Anthony is breathtaking. A keen sense of humor, tremendous understanding, and unfailing patience on the part of them both made this book possible. I've actually already bought 2 paper editions for family & myself. I've had to bump a book out of my top 10 to make room for this one.

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    Lisa SKIATOOK, OK, United States 09-23-16
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    Extremely well written and presented very well. I am an avid reader and this is the best book I have ever read. This is a must read!!!!!!

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    B. Breakstone 09-22-16
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    "perfect for the animal lover"

    fascinating story and educational. Fully enjoyed it. story is well told and just the right length.

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    "Great book!"

    Very insightful, educational, and entertaining! I couldn't stop listening and loved every minute of it!

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    "Beautiful story"

    If you love animals and stories of people trying to help them, than this story is for you. I learned a lot about elephants and what it is like to live with them.

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    Margie M. Northern California 09-21-16
    Margie M. Northern California 09-21-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Beautiful Story of life in the African Bush"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this well written & well read book. Lawrence Anthony is an amazing conservationist with a remarkable ability to intuit how to connect with his adopted herd of rogue elephants. I was fascinated as the story unfolded. There are plenty of other interesting story lines woven in with the saga of the elephants. I could relate from my experiences with other creatures I have observed & interacted with over the years. (Though much less dramatic!) Lovely story. May his influence continue!

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    "Great autobiographical work, reads like fiction!"

    interesting, educational and even humorous in parts. a true story of an exceptional man. loved it. sad to know he passed away at a relatively young age. superior narration.

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    Dabeyba HALLANDALE BEACH, FL, United States 09-14-16
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    "Love!!!! This book"

    This book is perfect for people that love elephants and want to learn more about them and any other wild animal that deserve respect and freedom. It completely transport me to Africa what a great work this man did.

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    "Incredible story"

    Loved the story and could not stop listening. What an adventure! I will buy the book for my sister.

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    "Completely Inspiring"

    I read a ton, and there are very few books that I have read that have been as educational and inspirational as this one.

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