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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

I loved this book from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

This book was engaging, heart-warming, informative. I am planning an African safari next year
and this book brings one into the life of the African wild and into the hearts, minds, bodies and relationships
possible between man and animal. I loved every minute of it. I have gotten other books read by Graham Spence. He is absolutely the best!

  • Once There Was a War

  • By: John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The greatest war story(ies) ever told

  • By Robert Achenbach on 07-16-15

wonderful insightful book

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Once There Was a War to be better than the print version?

I have been on a Jon Steinbeck kick and I loved this. His everyday details about the reality and sometimes the every day heros of war is illuminating and very down to earth.

Have you listened to any of Lloyd James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no but he was great

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

don't have to you can read it in segments which is great

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