Whatever You Do, Don't Run

  • by Peter Allison
  • Narrated by Antony Ferguson
  • 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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!


What the Critics Say

"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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nice story, poor narrator

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.
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- Belinda A. Booth

Awesome story, satisfactory reading

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
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- Nathan H

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-02-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio