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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)

What Members Say

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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

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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 2015
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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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    Jason Rogers 07-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    Excellent storytelling! I hope that my adventures can rise to this.level in the future.

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    Only Originals 07-15-15
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    "Enjoyable and entertaining"
    What aspect of Antony Ferguson’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator has a pronounced accent (to the American ear). At first, I found listening very difficult. However, I soon caught onto the rhythm of his speech and to the unfamiliar patterns of pronunciation and, within a chapter or two, found the reading quite pleasant.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been on safari a number of times, and always wondered what it would be like to be one of the guides. As I listened to Mr. Allison's tales, I felt like one of his comrades sitting around the campfire, exchanging stories about encounters with wild animals and khaki-clad tourists like myself. I very much enjoyed this book.

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    LARASDDW 05-07-15
    LARASDDW 05-07-15

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    "Charming and Entertaining!"

    Met my expectations. Loved the early story about the mouse problem and how it was handled. I will never go back to Africa, but it brought back good memories.

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    Amazon Customer Libertytown, MD United States 04-22-15
    Amazon Customer Libertytown, MD United States 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    Absolutely wonderful. Loved it and learned a lot. Wish there were another

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    Todd England 04-03-15
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    "Very good and interesting!"

    The speaker had some errors but not terrible! It was a great read! There were many very interesting stories! Read it!

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