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Publisher's Summary

A stunning stand-alone thriller from the leading crime writer in South Africa, author of the best-selling Benny Griessel series.

I want to tell you about my father's murder. I want to tell you who killed him and why. This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world, too, as you will see.

Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate South Africa, constantly alert for feral dogs, motorcycle gangs, nuclear contamination. They are among the few survivors of a virus that has killed most of the world's population. Young as he is, Nico realises that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father's protector.

But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is a man with a vision. He is searching for a place that can become a refuge, a beacon of light and hope in a dark and hopeless world, a community that survivors will rebuild from the ruins. And so Amanzi is born.

Fever is the epic, searing story of a group of people determined to carve a city out of chaos.

©2017 Deon Meyer (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"Reminiscent of The Stand and The Passage. Great stuff." (Stephen King)

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I loved the story, but did not enjoy the narrators and their un-natural accents.

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Excellent Audio book

i enjoyed every minute of the book.
Couldnt wait to start listening every day during my breaker.
The narrator is outstanding.
Well wortels your time and money!

when do we see the follow-up Deon?
Cant wait!

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Best book yet - 2016 Corona prediction?

Very well written and read. So interesting to imagine a world after a covid pandemic wipes out the population. Good plot twists and surprises along the way.

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Very good, but not Meyer's best.

Excellent narration.
Not your average Deon Meyer story, but still very good, highly enjoyable, creatively constructed and excellently told.

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Nattator spoiled it for me

I couldn’t finish this book due to the horribly narrated story. I love Deon Meyers work and was really gutted when I heard this version. Sorry. Can’t recommend, read it instead. That’s what I’m gonna do now.

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Brilliant!

My first Deon Meyer in English and I absolutely loved it. It was a gripping story from start to finish.

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A compelling listen

As a huge Deon Meyer fan, I’d flagged this book for reading a year ago, but couldn’t bring myself to endure the emotional father / son drama. Other reviews persuaded me to give it a go. Wow. Besides the bizarre reality of listening to it during an actual pandemic and some of the prescient (well researched) context, what a compelling listen. I could literally not switch it off as the stories and interactions grew and took shape. In the car, while shopping, packing, cooking dinner... I was transported to a South African landscape I know and love. Look at his website for footage of the actual setting. What a thorough artist this author is in his word pictures.

The performance is amazing, capturing most of the characters voices authentically and giving the story added colour.

I feel wrung out, drawn in and captivated as glimpses of dry SA humour shine through the drama and unraveling of the twists and turns. I hope like hell he’s not right.

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This is a SUPER great book, I recommend it!

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a gritty, well written book.

The narrator does a superb imitation of the characters, leaving me to remember every main and sub character, long after listening to the story. The story itself is excellent for a reader looking for a dark, harsh, gritty and well written narrative that captivates and yet, disturbs the reader in just the right ways. it doesn't glorify on the disturbing factor and more does so subtlety and leaves some of the events to the imagination. now the book is very serious and quite frankly, very sad at some points, but the story knows when to be fun and enjoyable, and not overebdulge on violence, gore and sex; stuff like that would ruin the story, luckily, this book has just the right amount to keep you on edge (Disclaimer: There's no sex in this book, thankfully). If you want a story that shows the horrors, and the cruelty of a Post-apocalyptic world, this is the book for you. It's also pretty relevant to our today's Covid-19 but the virus is ramped up to a more catastrophic level. The characters are memorable, well voiced and very different from one another, that actually feel like they were written by different people; They feel real; the while story feels like this has actually happened, and could happen at anytime. This book incorporates fear by giving you the idea that anything can happen at anytime. It's a masterpiece, through and through. Props to Deon Meyer, the author and the narrator Jennifer Woodburn. Absolutely worth the price tag! I can't recommend this book enough; listen to the sample first, and you'll see what I mean. It feels way more believable than the other wasteland books I've read, that feel too much like fiction, than fact. Excellent work on this book Deon, Peter and Jennifer!

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Sensational

Amazing story with a good couple of twists and a great ending. I will read or listen to the rest of his works.

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Uncannily appropriate

I listened to this as COVID-19 broke. It’s gripping. It pushes any number of buttons. Brilliant.

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  • Mrs. H. J. Trick
  • 07-18-17

An enthralling story

This is a totally enthralling story, wonderfully written and narrated. Deon Mayer brings his characters alive so well.

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a well-written novel in which you can become absorbed into a fictional world. Do not be put off by the post-apocalyptic topic - it is not overly grim or at all futuristic.

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  • Michael
  • 07-13-17

An outstanding book

An emotional roller coaster from South Africa's nr 1 author. Highly recommend.
The narration was high quality, keeping the listener enthralled, I actually found myself driving slower to work to extend my listening experience
I can't wait for the next instalment.



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  • Lize
  • 04-13-18

Most gripping audiobook yet!

I loved the whole book!
I loved all the descriptions of South Africa and all the characters. Im a massive Deon Meyer fan now and will defnitely listen to the rest of his books now.
Also the reader’s accents are excellent!

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  • shaun cowley
  • 09-05-17

well crafted

narrator very good kept you interested all the way through great story good ending leving the door open for a follow up book

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  • Juliet
  • 09-23-17

great read

Post-apocalypse is no means my genre. But Deon Meyer is such a good writer I made an exception. It's not futuristic or fantasy, it's down-to-earth and real. How the remaining people choose to survive after most of our species is killed by a virus: What kind of societies come about, the politics, the security issues, the systems of providing basic needs. Being Meyer though, it has well-developed characters, and is fast-paced with mystery and intrigue, anguish and humour thrown in. The narrators are very good, and to a South African, authentic. Americans, who seem to have had difficulty even with Saul Reichlin, had better listen to a sample first.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-18-19

Best book I’ve “read” in years! Thanks

The narration was exquisite
The story really intriguing, well written and compulsive- I stayed awake all night listening
Well done Deon ! Thanks

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  • Catherine Temple
  • 06-03-20

Good story, excellently narrated.

I enjoyed this story. It kept me interested all the way through. The narration was really excellent and really brought the characters to life.

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  • The Elite Book Group
  • 05-04-20

EVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

I had the privilege to be at the launch of Fever. I read the book more than two years ago and absolutely loved it. When I discovered that it was on audible, I simply had to get it.

Fever (the book) has been in the top five of my most favourite books since it was first published, now, having listened to the audible, during lockdown, it's brought home just how serious a pandemic like coronavirus can be.

Deon Meyer is a prophet - who could imagine that when it was first published, we'd be living through this nightmare. It sent shivers down my spine as I realised how much he's managed to foresee during a coronavirus pandemic.

Jennifer Woodburn, Peter Noble are two truly fantastic narrators. They managed to convey all the characters so that I felt I was living with them in Amanzi.

Bravo! Deon Meyer, Peter Noble and Jennifer Woodburn. I wish I had a loud-hailer so that I could persuade me people to listen to this extraordinary story of courage.

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  • Mark
  • 01-22-20

Excellent story

fantastic story with super narrator! keeps one in constant wonder and suspense. definitely a worth while listen

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  • Wendy
  • 05-22-19

Good and unusual plot

Really enjoy Deon Meyer’s books and love listening to the various South African accents which makes it all the more realistic. This book is as good as his others. 5 stars from me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-21

Gripping, exciting and disturbingly accurate

Love Bennie, but this change of pace was a refreshing reminder of how careful we should be in dismissing something ordinary

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-21

Engrossing journey, silly ending

I really enjoyed listening to Fever, It seemed like the ending didnt really fit the pace of the story though