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Whatever You Do, Don't Run Audiobook

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

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Publisher's Summary

Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

Join Allison as he faces down charging lions (twice); searches for a drunk, half-naked tourist who happens to be a member of the British royal family; drives a Land Rover full of tourists into a lagoon full of hippos; and adopts the most ­vicious animal in Africa as his "pet". Full of lively humor and a genuine love and respect for Botswana and its rich wildlife, Whatever You Do, Don't Run takes you to where the wild things are and introduces you to a place where every day is a new adventure!

©2007 Peter Allison (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Allison's infectious enthusiasm for both the African bush and his job showing its wonders to tourists is readily apparent, making for a fast and very entertaining read." (Booklist)

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    Lynn A. Davidson 12-23-16

    I love books. Love to read them, listen to them, and build my stash of them.

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    "An exciting story"

    I chose this story because of the topic, which is always of interest to me. I was not disappointed in the story, although the narrating could have been better. Anthony Ferguson's accent and voice are lovely, but he paused in the wrong places many times, so occasionally changed the meaning of some sentences without realizing it. Even so, I would recommend Whatever You Do, Don't Run for its truth, humour, breath-holding scenes, and entertainment value.

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    peanuts1964 Singapore 10-14-16
    peanuts1964 Singapore 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really fascinating !!"

    Insightful. Author is knowledgeable and able to laugh at himself. Hope to meet him personally.
    Must download. ..

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    Amazon Customer 10-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great stories and imagery"

    I read this book while traveling around Botswana and thought it was a lovely addition to my trip. After going on a few safaris it's easy to relate to his stories, descriptions of characters/tourists, and adrenaline involved in suddenly seeing animals in your path. The stories are light hearted and entertaining and they give insight to life and perspective as a guide.

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    Matt 08-20-16
    Matt 08-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Lots of fun to listen to on Safari"

    I listened to this on my way to South Africa for a Safari. While it doesn't play out as one story, just a series of small experiences he author had, it was a lot of fun.

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    India Wallace 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Witty and Carefree"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the anecdotal narrative, and found myself laughing out loud many times. As someone who worked for several years in the tourism industry, I completely identified with Peter's experience with certain guests, which made it that much more fun to listen to.

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    Dina M. McKain 06-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun!"

    Fun stories about Allison's experiences as a safari guide. Recommend for a few hours of intrigue.

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    Bookworm San Diego 03-21-16
    Bookworm San Diego 03-21-16

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    "Funny and heart warming"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is entertaining and educational. It is also filled with hilarious stories about a young man with a love for animals who worked as a tour guide in Africa.You will not go wrong with this book. I hope Peter Allison will write more books in the future.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Whatever You Do, Don't Run?

    Being sprayed by the honey badger that was trying to protect him from a fake leopard.


    Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favorite?

    Peter Allison


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me laugh out loud!


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that Anthony Ferguson will narrate many books in the future. He is great at making the story come to life.

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    Monika 01-10-16
    Monika 01-10-16 Member Since 2011

    Never too busy for a good book!

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    "Not at all what I expected . . ."

    My purchase for this listen was based on a love for animals and the book's title . In retrospect I should have browsed through the reviews first. I just found it dull.

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    V 11-06-15
    V 11-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect for the armchair adventurist"

    Charming, sometimes heart-stopping tales of an African Safari guide. I enjoyed every moment of it - the stories, the educational bits, and the author's self-effacing humour.

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    Jeanne A Dumont 09-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Whatever You Do, Don't Run to be better than the print version?

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    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a great story and the humor added a lot


    Have you listened to any of Antony Ferguson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Any additional comments?

    Would like Peter Allison's other books in audio format

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