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From top safari guide Peter Allison comes a hilarious collection of true tales of encounters with big cats, angry elephants, and more.

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Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top -safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry -elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals—herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!
Join Allison as he faces down charging lions—twice; searches for a drunk, half-naked tourist who happens to be a member of the British royal family; drives a Land Rover full of tourists into a lagoon full of hippos; and adopts the most -vicious animal in Africa as his "pet." Full of lively humor and a genuine love and respect for Botswana and its rich wildlife, Whatever You Do, Don't Run takes you to where the wild things are and introduces you to a place where every day is a new adventure!

"Allison's infectious enthusiasm for both the African bush and his job showing its wonders to tourists is readily apparent, making for a fast and very entertaining read." ---Booklist Starred Review

"In this fun, fearless memoir, Allison shares his experiences taking 'guests' through the African wilderness, trips that often don't go quite as planned---due especially to the unpredictability of the animals around them.." ---Library Journal

"An absorbing read. . . . The material is rich, and Allison is a gifted storyteller. And the only thing stranger than African fiction is African truth." ---National Geographic Adventure

"Narrator Antony Ferguson is splendid. . . . Those preparing for a safari or trip to Africa or simply looking for an enjoyable armchair journey will be equally rewarded." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"With a pleasant Australian accent, narrator Antony Ferguson adds dashes of drama in describing the sticky situations that Allison encountered while working in the bush with majestic and dangerous animals." ---AudioFile
Booklist Review

Whatever You Do, Don't Run

True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

Author Peter Allison

Narrated by Antony Ferguson

Publication date Feb 20, 2012

Running time 7 hrs

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