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

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  12 reviews
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.
Jodi
Especially fun if you've been on Safari or dream of a trip!
Debbie
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 (gimmethatbook.com)
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
Ann
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
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Tammy Krueger
what those rangers go through......
nora
entertaining, educational too
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