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
"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)
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.
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.
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.
I'm terrible at writing reviews, but I do love to listen to a good book. Been a member since 2006, very happy to be an Audible friend.
This book was recommended to me when I was in Africa by someone who had already been. I was not disappointed and I have recommended it to anyone whether they are going to Africa, already been to Africa or is never planning to go to Africa.
I don't believe I've ever really read a book quite like this. It's an adventure story based on someone's account.
I can't wreck any part of the book, But there are some hilarious scenes and I can just imagine I'm really happening.
Again I really don't like this question because it takes a lot for me to be considered "Moved". This was just a fun book
I'm just a book lover!
This was a great and easy listen. Interesting and comical stories. I enjoyed the narration by Antony Ferguson as well.
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