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Publisher's Summary

Op 17 Desember spoel die lyk van Ernst Richter oop in die duine anderkant Parklands - dié Ernst Richter, berugte internet-entrepreneur, baas van die omstrede webwerf Alibi.co.za wat 'n maand gelede so onverklaarbaar en sensasioneel verdwyn het. Selfs in normale omstandighede sou die Valke Bennie Griessel en Vaughn Cupido gesukkel het - by Alibi.co.za lieg almal soos tannetrekkers. Maar omstandighede is nie normaal nie. Want Griessel het weer aan die suip gegaan. En Cupido is verlief. En op 24 Desember begin 'n jong wynboer bieg voor 'n advokaat in Kaapstad, wat die hele saak op sy kop keer. Kersfees sal nooit weer dieselfde wees nie.

Please note: This audiobook is in Afrikaans.

©2015 Deon Meyer (P)2015 NB Publishers

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Another great Deon Meyer novel

Where does Ikarus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Deon Meyer never disappoints. As I was too impatient to wait for the English translation I listened to Ikarus in Afrikaans. The narrator is excellent and makes the listeners feel like they are part of the story. Every Deon Meyer story I have listened to or read has always ranked as one of my favorites, Ikarus lived up to my expectations.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It kept me thinking who the culprit was and I was pleasantly surprised at the unexpected twist at the end.

What about Nic de Jager’s performance did you like?

He switches effortlessly from English to Afrikaans and back throughout the story and makes me long to be in the Cape. His accent is perfect for the story and I enjoyed listening to him as much as I enjoyed the story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did, but work, family and pets didn't permit that. For once I didn't mind my lengthy daily commute between my town and work though:)

Any additional comments?

I am almost sad that I didn't wait for the English version as the wait for the next Deon Meyer novel will be long, had I waited for the English translation I would still have the novel to look forward to.

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Meyer's best work to date

Excellent story line, honest and well presented characters. Thoroughly researched. A well discussed mystery right until the end. Long live Kaptein Bennie Griesel & Co, looking forward to their next docket!

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Baie goeie boek

Deon Meyer raak vir my al beter. Hierdie boek is goed geskryf en was aangenaam om na te luister
Dankie

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To What End?

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes - Deon Meyer books are always great fun. This isn't my favourite of his books, though.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The idea that the entire mystery had been solved already, stated in the premise of the book, kind of ruined it. It was clear that the reader would never guess what had really happened, so it kind of felt like I was just being led around by the nose.

Have you listened to any of Nic de Jager’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes - he is great, and this is as great. I really love his nuanced accents.

Could you see Ikarus being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No... don't do that to a book I like, please and thank you.

Any additional comments?

I preferred Cobra, but this was a great Deon Meyer book too.

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Kettingluistergenot!

Kon nie ophou toe ek begin het nie, absolute fenomenale storie EN 'n briljante besigheidsplan van Alibi. Nic de Jager se vertolking van Bennie is weereens uitstaande.

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Amazing

Another riviting amazing story of Bennie Griesel, en joy the style of writing so much. Can't wait to give Trackers a go :-)

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My first Deon Meyer book

I have read a lot about Deon Meyer and the reviews on several books but just never read any! I am so spoilt with audible books so was thrilled when I found this book in my native language because some of the things said in Afrikaans can just never be translated with the same oemmphh in any other language. I enjoyed this book and hope more Afrikaans version will become available

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Awesome to have good quality Afrikaans on audible.

Baie goeie storie en baie goed aangebied. Sal verseker nog Deon Meyer moet luister.

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excellent plot great narration thoroughly enjoyed

excellent plots great narration I did not lose interestna and I also enjoying the Afrikaans. it inspired me to take another trip to South Africa

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icarus

Loved this book. Enjoyed it thoroughly- and as usual, Mr. Deon Meyer did not disappoint.

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  • 10-05-16

Best audio book ive listened too

Fantastic book and Nic really brought it to life.The author is a magician and this story will hook you from start to end.Enjoy it

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  • 05-23-15

Een van die bestes deur Deon

Nic de Jager laat Deon Meyer leef. Dit laat my ding aan die ou dae van Springbok Radio. Koop gerus.