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)
I loved the fact this books was several short stories tied in together as a collection. Great for keeping you entertained.
This book stands alone.
stories of people behaving badly in the bush
I was looking for something light hearted and joyful after just listening to Nancy Wake, but this book didn't grab me at all. I found the story quite weak and the narration annoying. As a result, I only got two hours into it before deciding that I'd given it enough of a chance to improve. It didn't.
It was not at all entertaining...more like a series of fraternity house pranks.
Quit bragging about the jokes he played on unsuspecting tourists and other guides.
The narrator was very good.
I'm disappointed that I wasted a credit on this book. I only listened to the first third of it and then abandoned it.
Sadly, a great narration coupled with a totally uninspiring story. The flow seemed to be a collection of unconnected tales from Peter Allison's time as a guide in Africa.
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