The Elephant Whisperer

The Elephant Whisperer

My Life With the Herd in the African Wild

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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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. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452690896
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 55 min.)) : digital


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Aug 26, 2017

Amazing story. Highly recommend the audio version.

Jun 13, 2016

Interesting tales of life among a recalcitrant herd of elephants. The tales became a bit redundant, but it was interesting.

Recommended by Marie - Dusenberry-River Library

Nov 03, 2014

Warm and honest in his coming to terms with elephant behaviour, Lawrence Anthony tells a story of his journey from being a man with an open heart to a man who has come to understand and respect the needs of his small elephant herd. Not a book to fear, as it is full of laughter and happy stories. There is one sad part, but it can be put into context and understood. Basically uplifting and highly informative.


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