Don t Look Behind You
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Don t Look Behind You


  • Author : Peter Allison
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781599218465


Don t Look Behind You Book Description :

Incredible true tales from a world-renowned safari guide and celebrated author Romantic notions aside, being a safari guide isn't always particularly enjoyable or glamorous. Quite often it is beset with challenges, like having to spend a night in a thorn tree with marauding hyenas below. But safari guide Peter Allison lives for such moments. Here, the author of the widely praised Whatever You Do, Don't Run details his time spent in safari camps not only in Botswana but also in South Africa, Mozambique, and Namibia—places he loves, despite how much it feels like they might just be trying to kill him. In Don't Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell. Like the time he and a group of bored guides launched a makeshift raft into a foaming, flooded river teeming with hippos and crocodiles. Or the afternoon he heard monkeys telling him that a leopard was walking around the camp, and then realized the leopard was in his tent, with him in it. In addition to relating his encounters with animals, Allison shares the stories of those tourists who have long been pushing him toward early retirement. Normally respectful of all his fellow creatures no matter how many feet they have, Allison fantasizes about leaving one in particular behind on the Skeleton Coast, a place that receives less than half an inch of rain a year, and is patrolled by lions and hyenas. Join Peter Allison for another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyone's dream experience—going on safari—and come through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch.

The Darkness Behind Me

The Darkness Behind Me


  • Author : T. J. Shannon
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491872826


The Darkness Behind Me Book Description :

The Darkness behind Me pursues Jack Bishop, a young professional consumed with the notion that his life could be better. From a broken home, he’s been a scholarship athlete with high marks thrust into a high-profile job. His marriage isn’t enough for him, and his involvement with a beautiful assistant finds him caught up in corporate espionage and murder. Unaware of his mistress’s secret life, he begins an affair that leads the police to suspect him of his boss’s murder and being complicit in the death of one of his colleagues. In pursuit of the evil that hides within the company, Jack risks his life to bring some of the most powerful people to justice. But privilege has a long reach. Fired and living with someone else’s wife, he soon learns that she is not what she seems. Involved in a far-reaching plot that affects the US Navy and the Chinese, she breaks off the affair. His fall from grace leads him into back rooms and pool halls, where he begins a life away from the corporate glare only to be used by his former assistant to deliver a deadly message. The message results in Jack and his friends becoming the killer’s targets and suspects of murder. Given a second chance, Jack tries to rebuild his life only to be denied by the one person he actually loves. In a plethora of bad choices, Jack leaves for the riot-torn city of Detroit on July 23, 1967. In the end, he is left listening to the sobbing in the darkness behind him.

Pushing Sixty Behind Me

Pushing Sixty Behind Me


  • Author : Lois Stewart Perry
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412090117


Pushing Sixty Behind Me Book Description :

Pushing Sixty Behind Me contains hilarious descriptions of the author's off-beat encounters with a health club, fitness farm, skiiing, massage, water park, Japanese toilet, the medical community, recycling, and sex.

The Gypsy in Me

The Gypsy in Me


  • Author : Ted Simon
  • Publisher : Jupitalia
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679441380


The Gypsy in Me Book Description :

Insightful, humorous and often moving, Simon recounts his 1,500-mile journey, much of it on foot, between his mother's origins in Germany and his father's roots in Romania. He enjoys a very personal entrée into the lives of those around him and learns unexpected lessons about his physical limitations. He makes surprising discoveries about his unknown father and, at the same time, attempts to grasp the reasons for the bitter conflict in Bosnia which is still raging on the edge of his trajectory.

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury


  • Author : Stanley John Weyman
  • Publisher : Copp Clark Company
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105024479250


Shrewsbury Book Description :

Story of Sir John Fenwick's Jacobite plot, 1688-1713.

Highballer

Highballer


  • Author : Greg Nolan
  • Publisher : Harbour Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550178692


Highballer Book Description :

In 1983, at nineteen, Greg Nolan was hired (reluctantly) by his older sister’s boyfriend—a treeplanting contractor based in Northern British Columbia. His crewmates didn’t know what to think of the wide-eyed kid whose mom drove him the 750 kilometres to hook up with his first job. But within a week, Nolan was hitting the thousand-trees-a-day mark. By the end of his first rookie season, he gained the status of top producer among a crew of extraordinary young men and women. Over the course of his twenty-seven-year career, he planted over two-and-a-half-million trees. Planting large numbers of trees, Nolan excelled at. Surviving in some of the more remote, isolated and technically challenging regions in BC and Alberta, that was trickier, often requiring resourcefulness... and luck. Nolan was stalked by a large black bear on his first contract near Purden Lake, BC. He all but lost his mind supervising his first project deep in the wilds of Northern Alberta. He was nearly mauled by grizzlies while tenting out in the wilds of Bute Inlet. Nolan survived hurricanes, landslides, hostile loggers, Woodstock-like tent camps, whirlwind romances, the madness of the subculture and life-threatening situations of nearly every conceivable kind. Despite many escapes, Nolan was not immune to tragedy and he grappled with guilt over his own indirect role in a multiple-fatality vehicle accident, throwing him into a deep depression. Only by returning to the challenge of planting trees in remote wilderness settings, did he manage to find peace. For Nolan, the job offered far more than mere financial reward; it opened the door to a world that very few people, especially those in urban centres, ever get the chance to experience. As he writes, “Shit tends to happen, with the craziest of frequency, when you place yourself in the path of a tribe of roaming treeplanters. The adventure never seems to play out the same way twice. You come together in the middle of some of the most remote an

A Perfect 10
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Perfect 10


  • Author : Chris Higgins
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Release Date : 2011-01-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444902099


A Perfect 10 Book Description :

Perfection. That's the key aim in Eva's life. She works hard to be the girl all the other girls wish they could be: pretty, popular, smart and the queen of her gymnastics clique, the 'Jimmies'. She seems to have it all. But the arrival of new girl Patty threatens Eva's perfect life and soon her mother's in rehab, her father's absent and her best friend seems more interested in snogging her brother than spending time with Eva. With her life quickly unravelling Eva clings to the one thing she can control, her weight. But no matter how strong her willpower is, the dark secret that Eva has worked so hard to conceal seems determined to reveal itself ...

The Eagle  from a Chicken Run to the Sky

The Eagle from a Chicken Run to the Sky


  • Author : Betty Sibongile Dlamini
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440184437


The Eagle from a Chicken Run to the Sky Book Description :

A must read for single, married, divorced and all people from all walks of life, as it explores the issues taken for granted in relationships. by Ellen Chizema -Leicester England. A true testimony that Christ lives, listens, provides, protects, restores, forgives, heals, fulfills.by Zodwa Mkhonta Wolver Hampton, England. an inspiring book worth reading. .. showing God's power in action. By Thabani Motsa Simunye, Swaziland. This is an amazing story of God's faithfulness... through it all. Your faith will be spurred on to greater heights when you read this book. by Jean Ndlovu, Leicester, England.

Orphan Quest

Orphan Quest


  • Author : KE Milrona
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465332486


Orphan Quest Book Description :

Coerced by the enigmatic Rum Lin, Jason must find a way to triumph over an ancient evil. To do this, he must find seven objects and reform the White Dragon of Ages Past. Jasons only hope of returning home is to keep his true identity secret. Even from his companions: Razen, a stalwart soldier with a penchant for languages; the silent Kinet, a young Daryndel; and Flipp, a sharp-tongued redhead, whos secretive past captures Jasons heart. This epic tale takes place on Planet of Legends, a magical world unlike ours yet with echoes of familiarity riddled throughout its vibrant land. Look for the continuation of this saga in DOT (December 2011).