This is one of the best books I have ever read on so many levels. A great bush story - you feel like you are at a campfire on an African reserve, listening to wonderful stories. Author Lawrence Anthony is an amazing person; his story is inspiring. And the real stars of the show are the elephants!! We could all learn a lot from their behavior.
I seldom read books again. Indeed, only 3 have merited a re-read, as I always feel like there are “two many great books, too little time” to spend rereading. This is my third go-round on The Elephant Whisperer, however. I read it first when I was traveling through South Africa - the descriptions in the book are dead on. Since, I have recommended it to two book clubs, hence the retreads. Each time I am even more impressed - rather than “skipping” the parts I already know, I find I reread parts just because . . .
If you like books that make you think, help you remember what life should be like . . . If you love elephants the way I do . . . If you like to laugh, and cry, and become completely absorbed in a great read . . . this book is for you!