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Angus and Hugh MacNaughton are brothers. They dislike each other...a lot.

They have loathed each other since Hugh bit Angus at a family picnic many years ago. In a last-ditch attempt to forge a brotherly bond between the two, Mr. and Mrs. MacNaughton secure them jobs at an exclusive five-star game lodge. They manage to convince (bribe in the case of Angus) the siblings to work at Sasekile Private Game Lodge for a year.

A Year in the Wild tells the uproarious, cringeworthy, and hilarious tales of Angus and Hugh in the form of weekly emails to their sister Julia. Their experiences include encounters with guests, animals, female staff, and often a mixture of these.

Combine an eclectic mix of rich, overdemanding and adulterous guests and a dash of crazy bush lodge staff including two jealous brothers (one a bitterly sarcastic game ranger and the other an overeager lodge manager), and throw in the beauty of the African bushveld. Shake well. Conflict and disaster are inevitable.

©2011 James Hendry (P)2016 Audioshelf (Pty) Ltd.

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A Year in the Wild

Outstanding book getting to know James Hendry watching Safari Live made the book even better, and listening to it narrated by James brought the book to life

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  • M.
  • Cottonwood, CA, United States
  • 04-22-17

A must read!

I cannot recommend this audiobook highly enough. It had me laughing so hard I had to rewind and even brought some tears to my eyes. The narration is excellent and the story is masterfully crafted. Each of the characters are human, lovable/hatable and feel entirely real. I was hooked from the first chapter all the way to the last. A wonderful tale!

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Excellent adventure!

Having been a Wildearth/Safari Live viewer for 10 years now, I've developed a keen appreciatuon for James Hendry - his knowledge, experience, and humor. This book does not disappoint. It brings Africa and lodge life home for those of us who can only dream of visiting the African bush, and is told with an honesty and clarity that can only come from one with first-hand knowledge of the subject. As an added bonus, Mr. Hendry himself reads the Audible version. I highly recommend this book.

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Excellent Read/Listen!

I loved this book and found myself rather upset when it was over. I didn't want the story to stop.

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Fabulous, Funny, Touching

I LOVE James Hendry, from Safari Live...his amazing sense of humor, and unique view of life! This is a wonderful, hilarious book, made even better by the audible version, because James narrates it, himself! You will laugh out loud, often, you will fall in love with Angus and even cry tears at several points. Truly a great book if you have any interest in Safari life in the slightest. I can't wait for his next book to be available on Audible and hopefully more books! Thank you, James, best book I have purchased in a LONG time....FIVE stars PLUS!

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  • Keri
  • Burlington, WI United States
  • 10-06-17

Hilarious & heartbreaking

This story had me laughing out loud throughout much of it & a bit tearful during the rest. It kept me so intrigued that I drove all the way from the Oregon coast through Wyoming without feeling a bit tired. Filled with life & love on a South African game reserve. His voices & accents are so spot on that you forget that it's one person doing them all.

I'd suggest this to anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

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  • Anita
  • Hampton, VA, United States
  • 09-27-17

Captivating and delightful

Anyone who has watched SafariLive and has seen James Hendry knows that James has a fantastic sense of humor and an amazing wit. True to form, as the reader, James brings the story of two brothers defining their relationship to life. Well worth listening to.

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  • Fern
  • 10-20-17

A Year in the Wild

I loved this book by James Hendry.
great story with plenty of action, romance and adventure.
James has a good sense of humour and I found myself laughing out loud. hope James Hendry writes more books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-17

Fantastic

Absolutely brilliant story and James' reading takes it to a whole new level. Simply brilliant.