The story is expertly brought to life by Humphrey Bower's narration - he does a great job with all the different characters and accents.
The narrator made some major gaffes.
In one section he refers to NATO's activities in Siberia, which clearly should have been Serbia - this was one of several gaffes. This particular one really needs to be fixed by Audible. I'm amazed that the narrator didn't realize the error and even more amazed that the producer/editor didn't catch it.
It was a good contemporary setting of a terrorist plot in upstate NY. The technology details were generally good, although I thought a weakness was when Zafina searches her handbag looking for her address book to find a phone number. Since she has a cell phone, any normal person nowadays would just look through the recently called numbers.
To some extent, although it was pretty obvious where the plot was leading from fairly early on. It did have some nice twists.
I didn't particularly care for the narrator. His voice was too deep for this particular novel, especially for the female parts.
Retired doctor foils upstate NY terror plot, while tending his garden and his invalid wife.
While overall I liked the book, it felt like it was not quite sure what it wanted to be. Part YA novel, part action thriller, part romance novel with steamy sexual innuendos, part Martha Stewart telling us about gardening.
This is a beautiful and emotionally wrenching story set in South Africa under Apartheid. The narrator is outstanding. I will definitely look for other books by this author, or narrated by this narrator.
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