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Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming tale of one man's experiences with a herd of "rogue" wild elephants.

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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.

"Simon Vance's smooth reading and slight British accent brings to life an incredible story of one man's life with wild elephants, making it a more lively presentation than the print book." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"The intelligence of elephants, along with an absolutely outstanding performance by one of the best narrators in the business will leave the listener gasping and in awe." ---SoundCommentary Starred Review

"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

"Both heartwarming and heartening. . . . Anthony's enthusiasm and obvious love for the bush shine through in hairraising, sad, and funny tales." ---Booklist

"Simon Vance's British voice takes on a gentle reminiscing tone that makes for an inviting account." ---AudioFile

"Narrator Simon Vance is a graceful storyteller. With subtle control, he relates the tense seconds when life is at stake and, with equal sensitivity, the small thrill when man and elephant reach an understanding." ---Chicago Tribune Audio Review
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The Elephant Whisperer

My Life With the Herd in the African Wild

Author Graham Spence, Lawrence Anthony

Narrated by Simon Vance

Publication date Dec 24, 2012

Running time 11 hrs

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