• The Prey

  • By: Tony Park
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cameron McMurtrie is a man who doesn't like interference in his work. So when Kylie Hamilton, an Australian executive working for the international mining company Global Resources, is sent to South Africa to investigate a new site on the edge of the Kruger National Park, Cameron is less than welcoming.

But when a group of illegal miners - men with nothing to lose, led by a man intent on destroying Cameron - kidnap one of Global Resources' employees, Cameron is forced into action - and collaboration.

In such tense circumstances, Kylie and Cameron find that their mutual dislike evolves into solidarity, perhaps even something more. If they work together there is a chance they can save the kidnapped man.

©2013 Tony Park (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"One of our best and most consistent thriller writers." ( Canberra Times)

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Poorly read

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not one of Tony Parks best books and spoiled by being read very poorly with incorrect pronunciations throughout the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prey?

None

What didn’t you like about Richard Aspel’s performance?

Very bad pronunciations that were not at all in line with South African language use.

Was The Prey worth the listening time?

Too long and drawn out.

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  • Gary
  • 10-26-19

A good book spoilt by bad pronunciation

I wish they would use a narrator that can pronounce simple Southern African words. I winced and shouted out the correct pronunciation to myself every time...It does spoil the book unfortunately...

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  • Mrs. J. A. Palfree
  • 09-19-15

Mines!

Would you listen to The Prey again? Why?

This has been my least favorite of the authors books, not sure why the issue is an important one. It is about mining and a long time is spent underground......even thinking of it now makes me shudder. There is also a tedious amount of descriptive sex. No problem with the written word or listening on earphones, but a tad difficult out loud if you don't know who might walk into the room. The overall impression of the book is 'longwinded' I kept thinking 'get on with it'.