An Elephant in My Kitchen

What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival
Series: Elephant Whisperer Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100147313
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250242112
Narrator/s: Roshina Ratnam
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Francoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Francoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence's death, Francoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn't take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd's feisty new matriarch Frankie didn't like her. In this heart-warming and moving audiobook, Francoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she'd had Frankie wrong all along. Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping listen.

Professional reviews

"Narrator Roshina Ratnam drops listeners straight into the African bush, conveying the urgency and passion of running Zululand's Thula Thula Game Reserve and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. As the memoir opens, Ratnam is perfectly understated when voicing Malby-Anthony's shell-shocked bewilderment at her husband's sudden death. She must continue running their reserve on her own, working as a businesswoman, conservationist, and writer. Listeners joyfully follow the author's daily interactions with the reserve's highly intelligent wildlife. However, her world constantly balances between wonder and heartbreak. The visceral and relentless horrors of poaching sound all too real as Malby-Anthony describes her efforts to protect, and often rescue, the animals she knows intimately. Ratnam's performance brings dignity to the complex emotional lives of the audiobook's animals. J.T. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"