Why did I love this book?
The Elephant Whisperer is a fast-paced, easy-to-read story about one man’s desire to create a safe and comfortable place in Africa for threatened wildlife species. The author’s quest is turned upside down when he acquires an aggressive, traumatized, and unmanageable elephant herd. He is forced to use his intuition to form a bond with the herd’s matriarch, to stop them from breaking out of enclosures and causing major damage to neighboring communities. It was a book I couldn’t put down; I highly recommend this book packed with information about the majestic, wild, African, elephant. As his plans frequently unravel the main character is forever changing strategy. The threat of poachers within his own guard, acquisitions of new unruly wildlife, and changing internal conditions, challenge him in non-conventional ways which he manages bravely and creatively.