Afric

Narrated by: Graham Hodgetts
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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A drama ripped from today’s headlines

1963: As European colonists flee the Congo, a witch doctor finds an abandoned child and teaches him the power of hatred. A hundred miles to the east, six American hippies on a joyride across Africa crash their VW bus into a cemetery. While they wait for repairs, they scandalize the local missionaries and Brenda Carter impulsively marries an African student.

2013: Brenda Carter brings Sarah, her deeply troubled granddaughter, to Africa to explore her roots and meet her grandfather, the man Brenda married and abandoned 50 years before. When a Peace Corps worker is murdered, a baby is kidnapped, and all contact with the outside world is severed by a torrential rain storm, Sarah becomes an unwilling investigator making the connection between the abandoned boy from the Congo, the truth behind her grandmother’s marriage, and 50 years of undercover CIA involvement in the politics of Africa.

A compelling tale of Africa today where witch doctors co-exist with modern medicine, where warlords carry cell phones, and where one small nation stands at the crossroads of America’s War on Terror.

©2013 Eileen Enwright Hodgetts (P)2017 Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

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An exotic Mystery

Because this area of the world is so unknown to most listeners the Audio Book will have an added interest to most listeners.

The Book is well written and because the area is so filled with contradictions the story has a variety of fascinations.


The Narrator helped make the story more interesting.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Afric

I love learning about different cultures and this book does a great job at it , This book a fine read, and spotlights life in a troubled land. murder mystery with a twist one of my favorite, The plot was very engaging.I have never traveled to Africa
Fantastic read!

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  • KD
  • 11-02-18

Compelling tale in unique setting

It's not often that I read a story that takes place in africa, the setting alone made me very interested. The plot and characters we're also very good!

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  • TU
  • 10-25-18

a good book

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an interesting and engaging tale of the African Congo. The plot is complex and well written. The characters are interesting. The narration is well done. If you're looking for something interesting and unique, I think this book is worth checking out.