When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula Thula, his commonsense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them. He agreed, but before arrangements for the move could be completed the animals broke out again and the matriarch and her baby were shot. The remaining elephants were traumatised and very angry. As soon as they arrived at Thula Thula they started planning their escape... As Lawrence battled to create a bond with the elephants and save them from execution, he came to realise that they had a lot to teach him about love, loyalty and freedom. Set against the background of life on the reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of ‘rogue’ 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 – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn’t take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive. With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. "An inspiring, multifaceted account, Anthony's book offers fascinating insights into the lives of wild elephants in the broader context of Zulu culture in post-Apartheid South Africa." ---Publishers Weekly --Este texto se refiere a la edición audioCD.. An international conservationist, explorer, and adventurer, Lawrence Anthony is coathor, with Graham Spence, of The Last Rhinos and Babylon's Ark.Graham Spence is the author of The Apocalypse Chase and coauthor, with Lawrence Anthony, of The Last Rhinos and Babylon's Ark. Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. --Este texto se refiere a la edición audioCD.. When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn’t take them, they would be shot. But he had no experience with elephants at all. What was he to do?Take them on, of course!What follows is an exciting and heartwarming series of adventures, in which Anthony learns about elephants and becomes part of their family. Full of both triumph and tragedy, The Elephant Whisperer, is a fascinating and unforgettable account of living with the majestic elephant.
WONDERFUL BOOK BEAUTIFULLY WRITEN, PERFECT FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN CONSERVATION OR LOVES ELEPHANTS. Read Excerpts in the media so bought the book. So far only read first chapter. it is captivating and so hard to put down. Beautifully written and if you are interested in Conservation you will love this book. I highly recommend this and the seller who sent it swiftly. Cant wait to pick it up again but will keep it to take on holiday. Give it a try you wont be sorry.
Long live the Elephant I bought this book for a present to the person who told me about Anthony Lawrence. I was familiar with Daphne Sheldrick but not Anthony Lawrence. Its an absolutely fabulous read, I adore elephants and these people give their lives to help save them - wonderful.
Superb This book has to be one of the best I've read. It pulls you into a different world and the warmth, passion and understanding of Lawrence Anthony towards all life is a joy to read. I didn't want it to end. It's rare you come across such an uplifting, warm, easy to read, very sad in parts, inspiring book. The loss of Lawrence Anthony to the world earlier this year is so tragic and there are few so dedicated, understanding, respectful and caring towards wildlife and humans as he was. I can't wait to read his other two books.
Rating : 4.6 of 442 Reviewers