When a young American research assistant is killed by a man-eating lion, three people are devastated. Jed Banks, an American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan; Professor Christine Wallis, a wildlife researcher in South Africa; and Hassan bin Zayid, a hotel magnate in Zambia. The victim, Miranda Banks-Lewis, was their daughter, protegee and lover respectively. Desperate to find out what happened to Miranda, Jed and Christine with the help of a determined Australian journalist.
Set out on a perilous journey of discovery in Africa. Forced to pit themselves against the continent's dangers, they will also learn shocking truths about the woman they thought they knew. A superb successor to the bestselling Far Horizon, Zambezi is a novel of love, loyalty, betrayal and revenge set against the magnificence and terror of Africa.
Would you listen to Zambezi again? Why?
This book was more about 4 streams of story line coming together, rather than having any significance towards the name at all. Just because there was a lot of mention of the Zambezi, does not make the title relevant - nevertheless, it was a refreshing approach to the story line and was well narrated.
What did you like best about this story?
the narration and the story line was slightly different as well.
What does Richard Aspel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
accents - almost gives you a feel of 'being there'.
Any additional comments?
worth a read
If you could sum up Zambezi in three words, what would they be?
Raunch & intrigue
What was one of the most memorable moments of Zambezi?
When Miranda wakes in the coffin and finds the grenade booby trap.
What three words best describe Richard Aspel’s performance?
African pronunciations stink!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, though I got very annoyed with his pronunciations of African words, plus his accents were overdone.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed the story, though Tony Park does enjoy all the sexual details, which were a tad overdone.
He is very knowledgable on Africa, which is great. All the little details make the story very believable. It's a very exciting book with lots of twists. I just wish it was read by someone else, preferably someone with a knowledge of African accents and words. It can really spoil it for those of us who have lived in Southern Africa who read the books for that reason, to hear the author murdering it.