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! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antony Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002391/bk_tant_002391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison works as a top safari guide in the Okavango Delta, an oasis of wetland in the middle of the Kalahari desert, rich with wildlife. As he caters to the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to overcome the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions! Full of outrageous-but-true tales of the people and animals he has encountered -- the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more fashionable hot pink ensemble; the drunk, half-naked missing tourist who happened to be a member of the British royal family; the squirrel that overdosed on malaria pills; the monkeys with an underwear fetish; and last, but by no means least, Spielberg the Japanese tourist who wanted a repeat performance of Allison´s narrow escape from a pair of charging lionesses so he could videotape it -- these hilarious stories reveal Allison´s good-natured scorn for himself, as well as others. Allison´s humour is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive - unfortunately it doesn t always work out that way, as he and his clients discover to their cost when they find themselves up to their necks in a hippo-infested watering hole! Full of essential wisdom like don´t run, whatever you do, and never stand behind a frightened zebra (they are prone to explosive flatulence when scared!), this is a wonderfully vivid portrait of what the life of a safari guide is really like. ´´Allison´s writing is high on colour and is packed with engaging accounts of the sort of things that are just another day at the office for the average safari guide. If you love the thrill of safaris this book is for you. It is full of hair-raising stories of escape and adventure in the bush. Having worked for more than twenty years in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique, the stars of Allison´s show are hungry lions and territorial hippos. There are some white-knuckle tales of dodging landmines too...´´ -- Sunday Telegraph ´´Peter is the perfect storyteller with the ability to poke fun at himself. Witty, exciting, and ultimately unmissable.´´ -- Real Travel ´´He writes beautifully and viscerally about the rhythm of bush life ... This is an absorbing book: as a reader you can´t help but get caught up in the author´s infectious enthusiasm for Africa´s beauty and its beasts. On turning the last page, booking the first plane out to Botswana was most tempting.´´ -- TNT
Another seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas, written and adapted by Alexander McCall Smith from his own best-selling series.A third outstanding collection of stories featuring Botswana’s only female private detective agency, run by the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe. Based on the hugely popular novels and brought to life with music and full casts, these evocative productions return us to Botswana, where Precious has more mysteries to solve.In the first of these seven episodes, Mma Ramotswe helps an adopted child search for her birth family; gets embroiled in the murky world of a football cheat; faces the dangers of crocodiles, hippos and a tiny canoe in the Okovango Δ and investigates some violent, unexplained attacks on cattle. Meanwhile, the countdown to her upcoming wedding begins....The stories included are: The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, The Seller of Beds, An Exceptionally Wicked Lady, Canoeing for Ladies, A Late Van Just Glimpsed and The Saturday Big Tent Wedding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Benedict, full cast, Nadine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003771/bk_rhuk_003771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.