The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Graham Spence, Lawrence Anthony

Narrated By: Simon Vance

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2012

Duration: 10 hours 56 minutes


Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming tale of one man's experiences with a herd of "rogue" wild elephants.

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.


  • Brian J

    this book is my favorite book I've read in a while and now makes it in my list if lifetime favorites! Love love love it! It fills the heart and inspires. The narrator is amazing too! enjoy...

  • Barbara Roberson

    Fascinating. Ordered it for the third time. and cannot wait to listen to it again.