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The story of giving everything up to run a safari camp is something that (some) people dream of, and credit to both Andrew and Gwynn for trying it and sharing their tale.
From my own experiences as an expatriate living in South Africa and spending all my free time at game reserves and camps, I was looking forward to a book that would take me back.
Unfortunately, as other reviewers have stated, too much of the story is focused on staff interaction.
It is difficult to rate the performance element, as two narrators were used.
Whilst James Langtons narration was clear and helped move the story along, I felt that the clipped and somewhat stilted diction early in the story by Charlotte Anne Dore detracted from the enjoyment of the book.
Due to the performance aspect, it's one of the few audiobooks I returned after listening.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
When you have a chance to live through someone else's eyes, it is a privilege . I feel like I know Gwyn and Andrew as people now, not just characters. While this is not meant to be an epic saga, I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpse into bush life, into an honest life choice and the rewards, and the challenges overcome that all adventurers and entrepreneurs share.
Enjoy this story as it takes you to Africa and a moment in time that I think we might all long for: a chance at a new life and an old one left behind. I thoroughly enjoyed the escape to the Okavango.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I wanted to like this book... but I had a very hard time with the female narrator's pronunciations and over-the-top annunciations.
By all accounts this book itself is well done, but I think i'll need to read the ebook to get this same experience.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful