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Whatever You Do, Don't Run Audiobook

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Monika 01-10-16
    Monika 01-10-16 Member Since 2011

    Never too busy for a good book!

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    "Not at all what I expected . . ."

    My purchase for this listen was based on a love for animals and the book's title . In retrospect I should have browsed through the reviews first. I just found it dull.

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    V 11-06-15
    V 11-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect for the armchair adventurist"

    Charming, sometimes heart-stopping tales of an African Safari guide. I enjoyed every moment of it - the stories, the educational bits, and the author's self-effacing humour.

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    Jeanne A Dumont 09-02-15
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    "Great Book!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Whatever You Do, Don't Run to be better than the print version?

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    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a great story and the humor added a lot


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    Would like Peter Allison's other books in audio format

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    Jason Rogers 07-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    Excellent storytelling! I hope that my adventures can rise to this.level in the future.

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    Only Originals 07-15-15
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    "Enjoyable and entertaining"
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    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.


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    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.

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    LARASDDW 05-07-15
    LARASDDW 05-07-15

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    "Charming and Entertaining!"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Libertytown, MD United States 04-22-15
    Amazon Customer Libertytown, MD United States 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    Absolutely wonderful. Loved it and learned a lot. Wish there were another

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    Todd England 04-03-15
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    "Very good and interesting!"

    The speaker had some errors but not terrible! It was a great read! There were many very interesting stories! Read it!

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    Marilyn Licciardello 03-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very entertaining!"

    Loved it! We are going on a safari soon, and found this book to be very informative.

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    Kimberly 03-16-15
    Kimberly 03-16-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm just a book lover!

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    This was a great and easy listen. Interesting and comical stories. I enjoyed the narration by Antony Ferguson as well.

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