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Elephant Song [Paperback]

Wilbur Smith
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7 April 1995
A naturalist films the slaughter of elephants in Zimbabwe's national park whilst in London an anthropologist confronts the shareholders of a powerful conglomerate to warn of destruction in an African country. Now the time has come to act.


Product details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Books; New edition edition (7 April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250006201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250006202
  • ASIN: 0330323261
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 641,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
For all the latest information on Wilbur visit facebook.com/WilburSmith

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About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

Find out more about Wilbur Smith by looking at his own author website, www.wilbursmithbooks.com

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
By Scottish Dave VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I have just recently starting buying and reading Smith's books. This is my ninth in recent months and I have to say that although they have all been highly enjoyable, this is the best so far. I have been concentrating on his stand alone books. Elephant Song is one such book. It is not part of any series.
Like many of Smith's books, it is set in Africa (over numerous southern/central/eastern countries). Elephant Song is an adventure story that covers mainly murder and revenge. On top of that you get an amazing insight to this part of the world - the people, nature and politics. Smith's writing is so strong that you get drawn into the characters and action as the book progresses.
It is over 500 pages long and can almost be split into two sections. The first section covers the initial murder and tragedy that affects the main character. The second section covers his quest for revenge. It's a rollercoaster ride and I loved every page of it!
If you enjoy classic adventure novels then Elephant Song is a must. With the added bonus of Smith's well researched African setting, I can gurantee you'll not regret buying this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comment 21 Dec 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
A brilliant book, as usual from a great author. Great pace and storytelling. A little predictable in places, but none the less, a really enjoyable read. Pity about the conversion to Kindle edition. Lots of words, phrases and sentences repeated, especially at the beginning, which really spoiled the flow of the story. Made me wonder if I should just buy the book instead, if it carried on. Fortunately it didn't. Had to keep rereading the text to make sure it was not me. It wasn't.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
From the moment I picked up this book I was totally engrossed and hald captive by it until its satisfying (good guys win) completion. Not so much a story more of an epic journey through Aftica. It realistically depicts mans greed in Africa, and pits good against evil. Evil is shown in the form of mans greed and good is shown by mans ability to be altruistic, in this instance, his/her work in wildlife conservation and habitat preservation. An enjoyable and informative read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I'm a big fan of Wilbur Smith's novels - particularly the ones that have the Courtney or Ballantine families on some adventure or other...not fogetting the Egyptian variants such as River God. But this one? As others have stated, it begins in typical fashion and really catches your imagination early on, but then seems to 'lose the plot' - if that's not stating the obvious. All the more surprising as Wilbur Smith usually keeps you enthralled pretty much up to the last page, however this one falls short of his normally high standards. The ending in particular is extremely poor for a novelist of his stature - it's as though someone shouted, "OK Wilbur times up - let's publish now!".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Greed vs Nature in the Jungles, Good Guys WIn 6 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Well-written, fast-paced, page-turner adventure from the master, etc. But the good guys win too easily. There's no grey in between. Nevertheless, if you love nature and elephants in particular, you will feel very sad at the rape of Africa which forms the basis of the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elephant Song - Wilbur Smith 31 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I haven't read a Wilbur Smith book for some years now (not sure why as I have enjoyed all his books I've read) and saw this at a knock down price on kindle so 1-clicked it immediately.

This book about murder and revenge with the usual flowing narrative by Smith about his beloved Africa was a pure joy and certainly in my opinion one of his best books.

One gets a great feel for the characters and the descriptions of the African landscape really capture the imagination. From the hero Daniel Armstrong to the despicable Ning Cheng the characters really stand out. I especially loved the bambuti people and WS really makes them come alive with his writing.

Some people say Smith's writing can be a bit graphic, but personally I think this is a good thing as he pulls no punches when writing about Africa and tells it like it is !

I would definitely recommend this book and in fact any of WS books as he is a great writer.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable book but awful editing 29 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The publishers ought to be embarrassed at the proof reader's efforts for this book. Typo's, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, they are all here! At some points the book just does not make any sense, in terms of errors it's far worse than any of the self published books I have read, especially the first half. It made a big difference to my enjoyment of the book.
I have read quite a lot of his books recently so maybe its author fatigue as I found in this book his characters do seem rather repetitive and the plot is quite tired. The ending was also quite abrupt.

Those are the bad points, however I would recommend it anyway, I am a Wilber Smith fan, and hes awfully good at evoking rich images of Africa, and usually his books are a good read.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An African tale 8 Oct 2004
Format:Paperback
Elephant Song is an African tale following the trail of evil poachers and greedy corporate business men. Poor elephants are killed in pursuit of obtaining ivory for commercial gains. The trade for the ivory market is huge today, as it millions of pounds.

As far as my own knowledge, it is trade which not been yet legalised by any respective international trade bodies. I think it is inhumane and sheer disgrace.

The author draws personal knowledge and experience of the delicate matter. It is well narrated and tackled. It gives an idea to the readers. The underlying message is we live in a cruel world and a small minority of cruel human beings show a lack of respect for the the animal kingdom. The main interest is making profits such as Cheng and Singh. Caring individuals share a passion for nature such as Daniel Amstrong. True heroes do everything at their disposal to combat this cruetly and torture on animals. This is the key plot to to Elephant Song. I will not go into details about as it may spoil for readers.

If you care for animals, read this novel. It is a first class thriler seen from Wilbur Smith.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good adventure novel, but where is the ending?
A really good, fund adventure novel. Typical Smith book, in that you know pretty much how it will all end up, but it is a good fun ride. My main gripe though is the ending. Read more
Published 2 days ago by SydneyReader
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I was very happy with this purchase as I always am with thing I get from Amazon and will always check to see if I can get from you before trying elsewhere.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. B. A. B. Ladd
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with no ending
Typical Wilbur smith gripping action all the way through but the book ended with the hero killing an enemy without any further text . Did he marry the heroine? Read more
Published 4 months ago by Graham Lukes
5.0 out of 5 stars Elephant song
Wilbur Smith at his best. An enthralling read and much enjoyed. I would be happy to recommend this book to anyone.
Published 4 months ago by W. J. Mclaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written
Really enjoyed this book and the twists and turns in it. Couldn't put it down and although it's been around for a while I could happily read it again!
Published 6 months ago by Mr. C. D. Humber
4.0 out of 5 stars The brutal smell of Africa
Typical Wilbur Smith, exiting, even interesting read but you know what the end will be pretty soon into the book but what makes intriguing is what happens on the way.
Published 6 months ago by Taurus
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
One of Wilbur Smiths best sad in parts but understandable once started it is difficult to put down great book
Published 6 months ago by Robert B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wilbur Smith - Elelphant song
this book is brilliant, I have read it a number of times and all ways enjoy will read again over and over
Published 7 months ago by Pamela Barnes
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical W. Smith Book
Exciting and moves quickly, good story Smith appears to have a wide knowledge of African geography,personal characteristics and affairs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by James Naismith
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Wilbur Smith has done it again, he has transported me back to Africa, this book makes you feel as if you are there involved with all the activities and trials that Danny Armstrong... Read more
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