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  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,886
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,498

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

felt like I was there

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Elephant Whisperer to be better than the print version?

rather than getting on an airplane, I was transported for a lasting experience that feels like I really have gone on a journey and met, gotten to know, and am forever changed by these creatures

  • The End of Plenty

  • The Race to Feed a Crowded World
  • By: Joel K. Bourne Jr.
  • Narrated by: Joel K. Bourne Jr.
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In The End of Plenty, award-winning environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. puts our race to feed the world in dramatic perspective. With a skyrocketing world population and tightening global grain supplies spurring riots and revolutions, humanity must produce as much food in the next four decades as it has since the beginning of civilization to avoid a Malthusian catastrophe. Yet climate change could render half our farmland useless by century's end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • WHY won't authors use professional narrators???

  • By Maria on 08-29-15

be well informed in the big picture of our world

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-16

What did you love best about The End of Plenty?

This is a very well researched, information dense, current, sobering, and very well narrated book

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • A Natural History of Four Meals
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,722

"What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great presentation of a moral dilemma

  • By MCRedding on 02-07-09

vital and scholarly

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-07

If you made it to this the 42nd review, I would like to share a quick testamony. How we handle the land that feeds us is not a small matter. This book is a tome, a large and deeply researched piece, not to be confused with entertainment. After working in the health food industry and watching, first hand, much of what this book has to tell, I cannot put words on how grateful I am this information has been gathered and presented.