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Where does Whatever You Do, Don't Run rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I've listened to hundreds! This ranks as about an 8.5.
What other book might you compare Whatever You Do, Don't Run to and why?
I don't read non-fiction, but I'd rename this: Adventures of Han Solo on Safari
Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favorite?
Peter Alison...I'd love to have him as a guide. He's funny!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The birth of the baby elephant actually brought tears to my eyes. He did such a good job describing the incredible beauty of that moment
Any additional comments?
I'm not a non-fiction reader, but this book kept me hooked. I played it in my car wherever I went, and I'd find myself sitting in parking lots just so I could hear what happened when Peter got charged by a lioness! This is a great listen for driving around doing errands. It's a series of short, self-contained tales, the verbal equivalent of a safari through Peter Alison's life as a guide. Very well done!
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If you could sum up Whatever You Do, Don't Run in three words, what would they be?
Hilarious poignant engaging
What was one of the most memorable moments of Whatever You Do, Don't Run?
One of the most memorable moments of the book is when Peter forgets a cardinal rule: don't drive into water without first checking how deep it is. Forced to abandon his clients perched on the only part of the jeep not immersed in the deep channel inhabited by crocodiles to seek help, he ran back to camp, running into a herd of water buffalo, one of Africa's most dangerous animals, on the way. Peter returns to the scene with his unhappy boss, who wraps him in the steel tow chain to
Have you listened to any of Antony Ferguson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is my first time listening to Antony Ferguson.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed so hard it ached!
Any additional comments?
I have lived and worked in Africa, and have enjoyed several safaris. Those who have never had the experience find it hard to believe that you can pass within feet of a huge bull elephant without seeing him in the bush, but Peter brings this home with poignancy and high good humour. He is my kind of wildlife guide.
Anyone who loves nature and wildlife will enjoy this delectable account of life as a young wildlife guide in Botswana.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I went on safari in South Africa and enjoyed listening to this afterwards! Great book!
The stories we're funny and informative. would highly recommend this book to anyone thinking of going on safari.
The story was lovely and I could easily visualize the experiences described. The author is skilled and Aldo amusing. I found it very frustrating however that the narrator was very English and couldn't pronounce the African words at all well, paused at inappropriate places and failed to convey the essence of humour in some of the scenes. Overall nice.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The book was amazing, loved it but the selection of vocal artist wasn't the greatest. As a reader he was fantastic but being from Africa (and even now living in Australia I wouldn't expect certain pronunciations as was heard in this book, "grass" being the most common but there were several others which made me somewhat disappointed. For any other book I would have given 5/5