• Ghosts of the Past

  • By: Tony Park
  • Narrated by: Simone Gescheit
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Africa, 1906: A young Australian adventurer is condemned to death.

Sydney, the present: journalist Nick Eatwell has just lost his job, but his day is brightened when a fellow reporter, South African Susan Vidler, comes into his life looking for help with a story.

Susan is chasing information about Nick's great-great uncle, Cyril Blake, who fought in the Anglo-Boer War and later joined the struggle for independence across the border in the German colony of South West Africa, now Namibia.

A long-lost manuscript proves Nick's forebear was a somewhat reluctant hero. Soldier, deserter, cattle rustler and freedom fighter, Blake was helping the lost cause before the Kaiser's forces ordered his assassination.

In Germany, historian Anja Berghoff is researching the origins of the famed desert horses of Namibia. She's also interested in Blake and an Irish-German firebrand and spy, Claire Martin, with whom Cyril had an affair.

Nick and Anja head to Africa on the trail of a legend, but someone else is delving into the past, looking for clues to the secret location of a missing horde of gold that's worth killing for.

Spanning two centuries, Ghosts of the Past is based on a true story.
 

©2019 Tony Park (P)2019 Macmillan Australia Audio

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"Tony Park is a master storyteller. I love his work." (Deon Meyer)

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  • Mr R.
  • 06-26-22

Great book cringeworthy pronunciation

Great book and I loved the story, it is just a pity about cringeworthy pronunciation of many of the place names and words and Afrikaans names

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  • Charmain Carrihill
  • 04-23-21

Great story, brilliant narrator.

Great story, particularly well- narrated by Simone Gescheit. A good book is so easily spoiled by a bad accent or poor pronunciation, this one runs true to the end. Excellent.

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  • Ex Rhodie
  • 03-18-20

Tony's Latest Yarn

I have read and really enjoyed every book Tony Park has written. Ghosts of the Past is a story that needs to be written and has been very well researched, as always. I did enjoy it but not quite as much as some of his previous books . I thought the narrator was excellent but it didn't quite hold me as previous stories have done .

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  • ginawulf
  • 09-09-19

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The narrator was so bad I could not continue listen to it but the story seems to be good. Will get a hardcopy.

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  • John
  • 10-29-19

As Tony Park fan I was disappointed.

Struggled to maintain interest. Female narrators just don't cut it. Very difficult to work out male and female characters.