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Torn Trousers Audiobook

Torn Trousers: A True Story of Courage and Adventure: How a Couple Sacrificed Everything to Escape to Paradise

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Publisher's Summary

Tired of mortgage and car payments, 30-somethings Andrew and Gwynn sold everything they owned and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise - a tiny island accessible only by boat or air in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Woefully inexperienced, they took control of a luxury game lodge where the rich and famous went to sip gin and tonics with lions and elephants.

Trouble soon followed. The couple's lives were threatened daily by snakes, elephants, baboons, and a hyena with a plastic fetish. Not to mention the endless - and often insurmountable - challenge of keeping their five-star guests fed in a world where the closest supermarket was an air flight away. Among others, their guests included a famous Hollywood director, some French aristocrats, a Mafia lawyer, world-famous singers, and the England cricket captain. Lighthearted and humorous, Torn Trousers will enthrall you with its unique look at life in wild Africa.

©2015 Andrew St.Pierre and Gwynn E. White (P)2015 Tantor

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    Mike D. 05/09/2016
    Mike D. 05/09/2016

    Listening to audiobooks while taking wildlife photos. Instagram: @mikedicksonwildlife

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    "Not what I was hoping for"

    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
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  • Jeramey James
    Oregon
    09/06/16
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    "An adventure that relates"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alysha Riel
    07/07/16
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    "amazing adventure!"

    loved every exciting moment of this book. the story had a flow that brought you from obstacle to the next. the relationships they had with the people in the camp were all at once endearing, lovable, frustrating, and humorous.

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