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Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Stories and Reflections by Not-So-Rugged Rangers

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An collection of encounters in the wilds by a group of true-blue game rangers. Anecdotes of perilous metings with dangerous animals are interspersed with self-deprecatory asides, ruminations on nature - and the foibles of the 'nature tourist'.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 30th 2010 by Tafelberg
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Suzanne Moelands
I always love a humorous book with real life stories. Had a few good laughs with this one.
Especially fun if you've been on Safari or dream of a trip!
I would actually give this book 3 1/2 stars if it were possible. I found the descriptions of both animal and human nature very interesting and sometimes quite amusing. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in Africa and its wildlife.
Kyle Wendy Skultety (
Collection of humorous and touching stories about life as a guide in the African bush. The stories about the annoying tourists and the animal behavior were my favorite I cannot imagine visiting Africa for a tour, much less living on the edge of civilization, but the author makes life sound interesting and desirable. There were even a few photos in the book, of African wildlife encountered by the tourists and guides. Altogether, an innocuous little read.
Debra Wake
I liked this. I read it on my Nook. I will probably never go to Africa so it was great to go there in the pages of this book. The descriptive writing made me feel as if I really was on an African safari. This is a true story
Loved this ramble through life as a safari guide. I could never be that brave, but how wonderful to earn a living this way. Lots of humour whilst learning quite a bit about the wildlife too. A really enjoyable read.
Hanna Soltow
This would have made a really good blog, but didn't quite cut it as a book. Not bad for a $3 book though, and some of the stories were very funny.
Kim Snyder
Not a book that held my attention. Too many short stories and not all that funny
Jane Rocks
The true adventures of a game park guide. A very light and amusing read.
Guido Desciscio
Hahah, haha, ha, hahahaha, ha, hahaahahaha
The rest you can discover
Tammy Krueger
what those rangers go through......
entertaining, educational too
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