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Publisher's Summary

"There's a saying. Hear the cry of the fish eagle and you'll always come back. Bush fever. Call it what you will. That sound is the most beautiful sound on earth. It's worse than booze or drugs. Addictive. Totally addictive." 

Flying Officer Rupert Pengelly briefly escapes war to the British colony of Rhodesia. His mission not just duty-driven but a promise to look for an orphaned young girl, Sasa Savage. Having disappeared into the African bush with her eccentric grandfather, she is lost to him and with time running out he rejoins the theatre of war. 

When peace returns, Rupert travels home to his beloved Cornwall and the farm he loves, only to learn he has been cruelly cheated out of his inheritance by his distant cousin. Devastated and desolate. Rupert is torn. Can he keep a pledge to a dead man and return to Rhodesia continuing the search for the missing girl? Will the cry of the fish eagle call to him? 

Spanning four decades, Peter Rimmer's Cry of the Fish Eagle brings to life a turbulent period of history with unexpected twists and turns that keeps you lsitening, leaving you breathless, and yearning to hear the lament of the haunting fish eagle. If you like historical family sagas, then pick up today a story of love, friendship and war with unforgettable characters.

©1993 Peter Rimmer (P)2018 Kamba Publishing

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How to destroy a good book

Apologies to the author, I wonder if you have any input on who is chosen to read your book. I couldn’t finish this, lasted two hours before finally admitting defeat. The narrator was appalling, his interpretation of an English accent was cringeworthy, all women’s voices sounded high pitched and made them sound weak and pathetic even when from the storyline they are strong in character. The same for his British make voice over, it was emasculating. The Scottish accent I have not a clue what that attempt was. It would have been better just to read normally, but even then his voice was more suited to reading documentaries, no change for exciting or moving parts. Overall disappointing, thank goodness I have the kindle version to read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-2020

Disappointed

Found the story line interesting but wandered & scattered, dragging to the point I just couldnt finish the book. Very dissappointed in the narration with irritating poorly faked accents & cheesy distracting sound effects.

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  • Lenny
  • 27-08-2018

Dreadful!

The narrative was abysmal. It was worse than bad! Robotic and sounded like it was not a person reading it. The women’s voices sounded like a comic version of female voices, and quite frankly I found it offensive to to portray women in this way!

The storyline was uneventful. If you are undecided whether to read or listen, I’d get the book. Quite honestly, I’d save my money.

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  • mokshasha
  • 07-06-2019

A Epic Story! Captivating and well performed.

A friend recommended this to me - not being much of a historical fiction buff, I still took a listen - and am sooo happy I did! I couldn't turn it off! Following the protagonist through his life of trials and tribulations (mostly wrought by the powers and overlords who manipulate all our lives) was both fascinating and, well, unnerving.

The story flowed well with only a couple minor confusions (that I remedied by re-listening to a couple of chapters) and the vivid imagery in the prose was engaging.

Having done some amateur narration myself, I was quite happy and impressed with the narrator and his many character voices as well as some nice additions of music and sound effects (several exciting radio-drama like scenes!). I appreciate the effort that goes into both the writing and performing of such a full and engaging story.

Recommended!

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