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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 24 hrs and 1 min
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. 

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter - and he always works alone. But when he is engaged to find a child who disappeared three years ago, he must break his own rules, joining a group of eight very different mercenaries working together to find the boy.

Following the lost boy's scent from one ancient city to another, into dense forests and across deep rivers, Tracker starts to wonder: who is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And, most important of all, who is telling the truth and who is lying?

Drawing from vivid African history and mythology, Marlon James weaves a saga of breathtaking adventure and powerful intrigue - a mesmerising, unique meditation on the nature of truth and power.

©2019 Marlon James (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • designislovely3033
  • 18-02-2019

An Incredible Afro-Fantastic Odyssey

One of the most addictive books I’ve picked up in a long time, with a plot that seems to thicken and revel it self in equal measure as you go on. Marlon James has created a complexly crafted ancient fantasy world where distinctions between good and bad, hero and anti-hero, right and wrong are blurred indeed, brilliantly critiquing and poking fun at our ‘modern’ day conceptions and ideologies. James has a great ability of telling stories within stories and this fantasy realm seems to have enough myths, tales and intrigue for many more novels to come.

Stuff of champions.

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  • w7
  • 20-02-2019

Unable to listen

I find that another reviewer was spot on: the reader's fake Russian accent and overacted sense of drama and foreboding are unbearable. Will get the print version to read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-04-2019

brilliant book and read beautifully.

The story itself really winds you round and round, making sure you are constantly questioning the characters and allowing you many different points of view at many different times throughout the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-04-2019

Heavy going

Reads more like a collection of ideas loosely strung together than a coherent story.
The heavy accent and acting of the narrator adds something, but can make an already difficult book very hard to follow at times.
Not like anything I've read before, so interesting in that sense

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  • Mikael
  • 13-04-2019

mostly just obsessed with genitals

The only redeeming grace is that the raw energy, well suited to the African Savannahs, is a refreshing change to much other fantasy that is all too often patterned on courtly love in medieval European settings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-2019

Confusing

Not my thing. I gave it 2 hours to grow on me and I still struggled to follow what was happening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-2019

wonderful prose for a confusing/frustrating story

Fanatastic audio perfirmance helped get through this frustrating book. Confusing story pretty hard to get through and difficult to understand. felt almost like torture porn