Overview

"The Games End" is a Hollywood and African novel about Ahmed, a massive tusk elephant in Kenya who captivated Hollywood throughout the 1950's and 1970's. (Ahmed is stuffed and stands in front of the Nairobi Museum in Kenya . Former President Kenyatta issued a degree to protect him when he was alive). The film story is a "Moby Dick" theme played out with the great elephant Ahmed, that captures the adventure and romance of its cast as they find themselves in the African bush to save the game, but running into opposition every way they turn.

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The Games End

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Overview

"The Games End" is a Hollywood and African novel about Ahmed, a massive tusk elephant in Kenya who captivated Hollywood throughout the 1950's and 1970's. (Ahmed is stuffed and stands in front of the Nairobi Museum in Kenya . Former President Kenyatta issued a degree to protect him when he was alive). The film story is a "Moby Dick" theme played out with the great elephant Ahmed, that captures the adventure and romance of its cast as they find themselves in the African bush to save the game, but running into opposition every way they turn. Eighteen-year-old ASTRID, a Tanzanian, and MOLO, her African helper, find her pet elephant dead in a poachers trap. She becomes hysterical captures the poacher, and puts him in his trap and leaves.
First, it was the droughts that was killing the elephant herds in the seventies, and then the Japanese in the eighties and now it's the Chinese responsible for poaching the elephants in Africa . A hundred thousand were killed last year for their ivory. Very soon, we will only find them in zoos. Is this a tragedy?

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Editorial Reviews

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A3LU1J9SLOJMTH/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp - George B Levine
William Louis Gardner is a storyteller par excellence. I simply could NOT put this book down. Based on the true story of "Ahmed", a legendary African tusked elephant, he is recorded as one of the largest and most majestic of the species. This book recounts the illegal and wonton slaughter of countless elephants for precious ivory tusks. Gardner has woven an exciting tale of intrigue, romance and the pervasive cruelty and greed that permeates the African culture to this day.
Tightly written i
http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1TXO6S893BE0D/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp - Tina Britt
This book is packed with action from start to finish; it opens with the main character Astrid and her faithful servant Mojo, facing a possible flogging and imprisonment from the government. Astrid's crime was to retaliate when a poacher killed one of her orphan animals, a baby elephant; who she has hand reared. Her father Helmet is trying to keep her out of jail but is scared that he may fail. Mark is in love with Astrid and she is fond of him. He is gathering evidence about an organised gang of
http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AOLWBHOYQCR2R/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp - Jeffery Baumgartner
“Having been to Africa and seeing firsthand the spectacle of the animal’s one is privileged to witness you know that you are having the experience of a lifetime. You are drawn back for more. This book confirms your desire. The author provides a vivid view of the country, its people and the predicament the continent finds itself into today. There were moments when I could not put the book down. Very exciting!”
http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AKQE7J8B15F7H/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp - Paula Stewart
“Who hasn’t wanted to go on a Safari? From the first page, the reader is drawn into a web of intrigue, conflict and profound moral choices regarding the plight of endangered species and unrestricted personal greed that will lead to their extermination
This is a total trip, one with a twist and edge of your seat ending. All the ingredients for a thrilling movie adventure. Plus the author has described the scenario with all his personal visual memory of the great Kilimanjaro myst
https://thegamesendnovel.wordpress.com/the-games-end-reviews/ - Midwest Book Review
“National treasure is a status that won’t protect one from greed. “The Games End” is a novel about Ahmed, a massive tusk elephant in Kenya who captivated Hollywood throughout the 50′s through 1970′s. Although he was ordered to be protected from hunters, the allure of this giant prize would not protect him from those who only saw only dollar signs. “The Games End” is a riveting novel of adventure, highly recommended.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033193073
  • Publisher: William Louis Gardner
  • Publication date: 2/27/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 343 KB

Meet the Author

William Louis Gardner started his career getting a diploma from the Pasadena Play House in the fifties. The US Air sent him to Pasadena, California to learn film and television production. During his education at the Playhouse he was sent to do on-the-job-training at ABC, CBS and NBC. He spent time on the on the sets of Colgate Comedy Hour studying, observing and watching the process of television variety type shows. Bill became acquainted with the Martin & Lewis show, Jimmy Drurante Show, Danny Thomas Show, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Milton Berle Shows.
After William left Hollywood he joined his squadron and wrote and produced films for the US Air Force.
When he was discharged from the Air Force he returned to Hollywood and went to work for Mickey Rooney as his assistant and manager for ten years. After he joined Jonathan Winters as his manager. In 1965 William moved to Ireland and joined director, John Huston, as his assistant. He worked on John's films in England and Morocco. John sent Bill to East Africa to do pre-production for a film Bill had written called "The Games End".
The film has yet to be made.
William, left the industry in 1972 and came back to California and moved to Montecito and became a real estate broker. He formed a Real Estate office in Santa Barbara and retired thirty five years later to write a novel "Confession of a Hollywood Agent" and numerous screenplays. His novel "The End of the Game" struggles with Africanization, intrigue and murder to save the elephant.
Present, Bill keeps on writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    If you didn't already want to go to East Africa before you read

    If you didn't already want to go to East Africa before you read this
    novel, you will want to when you're finished! Great storyline, realistic
    relationships, wonderful visual imagery. Yes, there is some editing that
    needs to take place, particularly with quotation marks, but it is not so
    distracting as to put one off the book. I definitely recommend this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Good Story

    Good story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    A Good African Novel

    I like to read books like this. However, the book is a choppy sort of read and needs editing. I found it still to be an enjoyable read and a quick read as well. If you like Africa you will enjoy this story for that reason alone.

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