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Steyn

Wierdapark, South Africa | Member Since 2011

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  • White Hunters

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brian Herne
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    A little over 100 years ago, East Africa was terra incognita to most whites: a land largely unmapped, sparsely settled by Europeans, and teeming with wildlife. It was the hunter-adventurer's paradise, and by the early 20th century, a small, lionhearted clan of explorers and big-game hunters began leading safaris there for money.

    Stephen says: "A fascinating account ...."
    "Great history"
    Overall
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    Story

    This is actually a history lesson presented as a story - I enjoyed it until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (681)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (306)

    "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" So goes the signature introduction of New York Herald star journalist Henry Morton Stanley to renowned explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who had been missing for six years in the wilds of Africa. Into Africa ushers us into the meeting of these remarkable men. In 1866, when Livingstone journeyed into the heart of the African continent in search of the Nile's source, the land was rough, unknown to Europeans, and inhabited by man-eating tribes.

    Gene says: "Riveting"
    "The ways of Africa"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am a child of Africa. This is more than just the adventures of both gentlemen, but a view of the African ways. Enjoyed it until the very last word.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead at Daybreak

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    A South African antiques dealer is murdered with a single bullet from an M-16 assault rifle. The contents of his safe are missing, and the only clues are a scrap of blank paper and the unusual weapon used: a gun that's generally the choice of mercenaries, not burglars. Now ex-cop Zed van Heerden has seven days to fill in the blanks in this dead man's past - a past that appears only to start in 1983.

    David says: "First rate plot, scene and character development"
    "Can't wait for more from Deon Meyer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Again, I was facinated by the story, the characters and the writer's attention to detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Safari

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Lemmer is a professional bodyguard. Silent, invisible, he never gets involved. Emma le Roux is convinced she's seen her brother on the news as a suspect in the recent killing of four poachers. But her brother is supposed to have died twenty years ago. When le Roux hires Lemmer to watch her back while she goes looking for answers, it becomes clear someone wants to keep them in the dark. And when that someone tries to murder them both, for once in his life Lemmer steps out of the shadows.

    Leila says: "Excellent story. Bring Saul Reichlin back."
    "You've done it again Deon!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Again, I was facinated by the story, the characters and the writer's attention to detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen Hours

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    Some would call Detective Benny Griessel a legend. Others would call him a drunk. He has trodden on too many toes over the years ever to reach the top of the promotion ladder, and now he concentrates on staying sober and mentoring the new generation of crime fighters: mixed race, Xhosa, and Zulu. But when an American backpacker disappears in Capetown, panicked politicians know who to call....

    Dennis says: "A window into urban Africa"
    "Deon Meyer = Excellent writer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Again, I was facinated by the story, the characters and the writer's attention to detail.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Brian Dennehy
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend, Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary, pursues the great black-maned lion that has become her obsession. Spicing his depictions of human longings with sharp humor, Hemingway captures the excitement of big-game hunting and the unparalleled beauty of the scenery.

    Dr. says: "Sad last book"
    "Expected much more"
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    Story

    I expected a story and kept on listening until 3/4 through it, but to me, this was just scribbling of the author in his dairy with no relevance to the reader.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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