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Game for Anything [Kindle Edition]

Nikki Meyer
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A chance bet took Nikki from town life, with a wardrobe crammed with brightly coloured high-heeled shoes, and transported her deep into the African bush; her size five feet encased in practical if inelegant hiking boots.

Game for Anything follows Nikki's adventures and misadventures as she got to grips with living amongst axe-wielding staff, fires, floods and wild animals especially elephants; so many elephants...

The story starts in Botswana, and continues in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, where it becomes that of her family; with the addition of a conservationist husband, and later their young son Martin. When the changing political landscape threatens their blissful lifestyle, their roles and goals shift, and returning to the bush becomes more of a necessity than a luxury.

About the Author

Nikki Meyer studied Public Relations at the Technikon in Durban, then in an about turn left the bright lights behind, to take up a position at a game lodge in Botswana. This heralded a new phase in her life, and she fell passionately in love with the bush – then later with a conservationist. Other than a short break of two and a half years, she has been living in game reserves since 1992, first in Botswana and now in the Kruger National Park, South Africa; where she and her husband, Gerrit, manage a 12 000 hectare concession, including the private game lodge Rhino Post Safari Lodge, and trails camp – Plains Camp. Nikki fared well in writing projects during her studies at Technikon and later through Unisa, with her professors and lecturers encouraging her to utilize her writing skills professionally. She has written numerous letters, press releases and marketing material over the years, and has been encouraged by friends and family to put her experiences down in book format. After entering a short story competition in 1997, which was unfortunately cancelled, she was contacted by the competition judge and author Kobie Kruger, who urged her to write a book chronicling her experiences in the bush. The thought niggled for years at the back of her mind, and eventually with some prodding from her husband, has culminated in the writing of “Game for Anything.” This is her first book, but by no means her last, as she has already outlined a sequel to this, and has plans for a third.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 569 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B84J61G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #327,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating read 7 Feb 2013
By Shell
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Game for Anything is a captivating, honest account of life in the bush and the challenges Nikki faces whilst living in tough, but idyllic surroundings. Nikki is a wonderful storyteller and one can clearly picture the precarious situations she finds herself in and how she deals with each one with determination, courage, humour or just pure survival instinct! Her encounters with unpredictable animals and sometimes equally unpredictable humans add grit to the novel, while her love of the beautiful bush, her family and friends shines through. The relationships that develop with work colleagues & neighbours in such an isolated environment are intriguing and heartwarming and one can feel the loss and sadness when tragedy strikes or, when the community she has grown to love, disintegrates. Nikki makes one aware of the fragile existence of making a living in the African bush, but it is abundantly clear that there's no other place they'd rather be. Highly recommended and looking forward to the next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Game for Anything 25 Jun 2013
By Swazi
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I found this book a real page turner. What an interesting life the author has had so far. I was left wanting more. Did they get the job on the private concession? Is there a sequel?
I would recommend this book to anyone who has been to southern Africa and understands the conditions there. I don't know if it would appeal to people with no knowledge of Africa though. I would like to be proved wrong mind you...
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5.0 out of 5 stars New talented author 6 April 2013
By migm
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Really imaginative writing. Fresh and bringing all the authors experiences to life. Allows other reader to share them as well.
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I was impressed by how accomplished Nikki is as both a raconteur and a writer. She has a very relaxed, natural writing style which manages to bring her story alive. As some one who is so very far away from their beloved Kruger Park this book was a treat to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating account of life in the bush of South Africa 5 Sep 2013
By Patricia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I won this book from Goodreads.

"Game For Anything" was a fascinating account of Niki Meyer"s experiences in the bush of South Africa. The descriptions of the flora and fauna of the various areas of her assignments was enough to act as a perfect advertisement to attract tourists. I found this book so interesting that I am passing it along to a friend.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Awesome Read 1 July 2013
By Johann Coetzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A well deserving 5 out of 5

For a first time author, I have to say this book reads really well, and not at all as a first book written, it reads as though the author ([author:Nikki Meyer|6913551]is a well seasoned writer.

I can not say what a great relief it was to pick up a book that is newly published and really a joy to read. This book is not just for one gender of the population to enjoy, but equally so for all.
The book starts with Nikki going to work at a nice "museum" (i use the word museum very loosely here as not to give any spoilers), and then take off to Botswana for more thrilling adventures there, even being a little of a "fugitive" and then to our great park here in South-Africa.
Giving a great narrative on what life is like to work in these parks. Plus a added extra as being full of surprises, excitement, joy and some points of sadness.

Game for Anything is a really good new perspective in the lives of those in our National Parks that we take for granted and most of the time we do not even acknowledge them, but these people are truly extraordinary people living magnificently extraordinary lives.
They are people who's lives we should envy, I know I do after reading this book.

To get more to the point, I have made my review intentionally very vague as this is a book that should form part of your library, and not your digital Kindle library.
My advice is buy the hard copy of this book and I can grantee you will not be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Africa - You'll enjoy this book! 30 May 2013
By Tony Maxwell - Published on Amazon.com
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Nikki Meyer is an author to watch!

I came across this gem, Game for Anything, while trolling Kindle for something good to read on South Africa - and what a lucky find it was. As a transplanted South African who managed to spend a bit of time in Botswana and dozens of trips to Kruger from Jo'burg, it was like going home again.

Ms. Meyer's descriptions of life in Kruger Park and her experiences living in close proximity to many of Africa's Big Five makes for fascinating and edge-of-your-seat reading.
I bought Game for Anything on Kindle, but have just ordered it in book form to add to my library.

Do yourself a favour - order your copy today!

Game for Anything
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining story 28 Feb 2013
By Robert - Published on Amazon.com
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This book gives an interesting view of a life lived away from the City and mostly in the Bush. Many people dream of a life away from what they know and by reading this book you will get an idea of the reality of life for someone that made that choice.
5.0 out of 5 stars great true story 18 Feb 2013
By The RioB Family - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
If you're looking for a fresh and inspiring story, get this book. Game for Anything is a very cool true story about a young woman who changes the entire course of her life by venturing into the African bush. It's something I can never imagine myself doing, but am truly inspired reading her brilliantly told story. As a mother, the aspects about her life with her son hit home. It's cool to see how you can share feelings and experiences with another mother who has lived such a different life. The bio hints at a sequel, and I really look forward to reading future works from this talented author.
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