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Cathedral of the Wild is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. "We came out strong and largely unafraid of life," he writes, "with the full knowledge of its dangers." It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe and back again - to reconnect with nature and "rediscover the track".
Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit.
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By Kindle Customer on 03-19-17
One of my favorite audiobooks
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I had listened to the Elephant Whisperer and was wanting to continue on with the African genre. I loved this book, I think even more than the Elephant Whisperer, which was hard to beat. I enjoyed Varty's narration, and how in the last third of the book, he drops into some deeper stuff. Excellent writer, and at moments beautifully poetic, but not cliche or silly at all. He is a great storyteller and does not disappoint.
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By Julie Cleary on 03-19-15
Engaging and thought provoking
I absolutely loved this story and hope there will be future tales from Boyd Varty. He tells a great story that opened my beliefs on mysticism and the animal world. He brings you to Africa and the dangers and wonders of Africa's animals. I appreciate all he and his family are doing to help protect the animals of Africa. Long live his reserve and all animals of Africa!
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