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The Elephant Whisperer
The Elephant Whisperer: Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Remarkable Herd of Elephants | Anthony Lawrence, Graham Spence, Lawrence Anthony
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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula Thula, his commonsense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them. He agreed, but before arrangements for the move could be completed the animals broke out again and the matriarch and her baby were shot. The remaining elephants were traumatised and very angry. As soon as they arrived at Thula Thula they started planning their escape... As Lawrence battled to create a bond with the elephants and save them from execution, he came to realise that they had a lot to teach him about love, loyalty and freedom. Set against the background of life on the reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.
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Such an incredible story. Parts of it broke my heart, but I have a soft spot for anything with animals. The connection he has with the rescued elephant herd is a powerful thing. He never forgets they are powerful animals, even when they grow close. He treated them with respect and his bond with them was strong. There were some powerful scenes, like seeing the crippled baby elephant with its mother and watching him deal with a rogue elephant.

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TorieStorieS
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I chose this #NonFiction book about the Thula Thula game reserve in #SouthAfrica for this month‘s #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge. While the introduction and rehabilitation of a group of elephants is the focus here- all kinds of other wildlife is included as well as some of the social and political pressures involved with the reserve. This is fascinating- but I definitely didn‘t plan on sobbing through the end on my #AudioColoring!

k.reads.5 Wow, this sounds incredibly interesting! And gorgeous coloring! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!!! I definitely recommend this one!! 1mo
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Butterflyamore
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Is it the sound of #thunder or a herd of wild elephants chasing you? In this book, it‘s probably the latter. 😂

Just finished this one up today and I really enjoyed it! You can see my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/282677145825899?s=1282951466&sfns...

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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💛 7mo
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ElizaMarie I like elephants and coffee too! Maybe I‘d like this book? 8mo
Butterflyamore @ElizaMarie Maybe! It‘s another from my TBR stack so I don‘t have an opinion on it yet but I‘m thinking of adding it to my May reads. 8mo
smilingshelves I've got this one on my shelf! I bought it for my sister-in-law who loves elephants, but I wanted to read it first before I gave it to her. Two years later, there it still sits... I should do something about that. 😄 8mo
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Butterflyamore @smilingshelves Haha! Yes! I got it for my birthday last July and it‘s been sitting a pretty long time for me, too. I should try to get to it before I hit 2 years, huh? 😉 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! I love elephants 🐘 8mo
vkois88 Gorgeous photo! 8mo
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Ceratina
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Stocking up for my 2019 reading list with the Boulder Bookstore‘s annual New Years Day sale!

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emilyrose_x
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Day 7 #AdventRecommends

The Elephant Whisperer by Anthony Lawrence

I don't read non-fiction very often but I loved this book! I picked it up purely because elephant on the cover (I admit it is a slightly strange obsession!)

I found it hard to read in parts because the way it was written meant that I became so attached to all of the characters, especially the elephants. I would recommend it to anyone, even if you are not a non-fiction fan!

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Day 7 #AdventRecommends

The Elephant Whisperer by Anthony Lawrence

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Day 7 #AdventRecommends

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Day 7 #AdventRecommends

The Elephant Whisperer by Anthony Lawrence

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emilyrose_x
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Day 7 #AdventRecommends

The Elephant Whisperer by Anthony Lawrence

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Emiller
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There‘s going to be a sequel to one of my favorite books!! It‘s written by his wife and will hopefully be released in the US by the end of the year!! If you haven‘t read The Elephant Whisperer yet, I highly recommend it!! ❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘

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This book simultaneously made me want to hug an elephant, work at a conservation, and punch some poachers. It's wonderfully touching and heartbreaking. Mainly about Lawrence's time with the elephants, there is also South African culture throughout which I found interesting. But the elephants do steal the show. They've always been my favorite animal and reading this only strengthened my love for them. Highly recommend.
#animals #southafrica

MelanieMefford I loved this book so much. I cried many times. Sad to hear he died!! :( 3y
Kristy_K I cried too! I was reading it at the gym and had to stop b/c I kept tearing up. It is sad! He did such great things. 3y
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MelanieMefford
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I LOVED this book! Touching, sweet, heart wrenching, interesting, and suspenseful.. such a surprisingly great read, especially if you're an animal lover and care about conservation. ❤️❤️❤️❤️🐘🐘🐘

BookishMarginalia Welcome to Litsy! It's a great place to be! 3y
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Linsy
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I fell head first into this audiobook two days ago and just resurfaced. It completely transported me to the South African Bush. I started to fall for elephants while reading Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time a couple of years ago, and this book completely cemented the attachment. They're magnificent creatures. It also made me want to run into the trees and never leave. Thanks @wordsworthsprite for the recommendation!!

Bookworm54 I love elephants 🐘💕 will have to give this a try! 3y
wordsworthsprite It is such a sweet book, so glad you liked it! 3y
MelanieMefford I took the same path, Leaving Time, then Elephant Whisperer. It solidified my love for elephants and totally made me cry like a baby! 3y
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wordsworthsprite
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African game preserve, action, intrigue, love and loss..this book has it all!

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Grrlbrarian
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Easily one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. I love wildlife stories and this nonfiction narrative of Lawrence's work on the Thula Thula reserve delivers richly. SO MUCH ELEPHANT GOODNESS ❤️

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