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Likeable characters, lacked detail

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-2020

A nice long book. Once you have read or listened to IT then this book pales by comparison and so does the quality of the narration. Overall it was enjoyable but it lacked the detail and gritty reality that would make it great.

A fantastic beginning to the Ballantyne saga!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-2020

A full-blooded book that tracks the story in Africa of the Ballantynes ending with Craig Mellow in The Leopard Hunts in Darkness. A thrilling tale completely out of odds with 21st century 'woke' culture. Not for the faint-hearted.

Not the best of the Egypt series

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2019

The story lacks much of the thrill of Wilbur Smith adventures, much because of the monotonous narrative style and lack of other character interactions.

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A must read!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-2019

Honestly I could not get enough of this tale of human triumph in adversity. Hard and uplifting characters with excellent narration. This book will make you question human charity, capatalism and big corporations. Truly a must read.

Forgettable

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-2018

This is not one of Kings best efforts, the circumstances are petty but believable and filled with lessons of morality; what came happen when a chain of events collide through the characterd sins.

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Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-2018

A richly woven tapestry of adventures in India. The story telling is gripping and moreish. Highly recommend prequel to Blue Horizon and certainly one of Smith's best works!

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One of Smith's finest stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-2018

An excellent chase across the wilds of southern Africa never to be forgotten. Damn fine story!!

Not bad

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-2018

The narration was pretty ordinary and the story is far from Kings best work ........................

Entertaining...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-2017

Darker and more depraved than earlier works by King. Some things are hard to unread.

Fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-2017

I have read this book a couple of times but I never appreciated it so much as this incredible audio book presentation! The voice skill of Steven Weber is deserving of an award for his unique representation of the story's many characters.