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Scent of Fear

By: Tony Park
Narrated by: John Voce
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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Afghanistan veteran Sean Bourke's world explodes when an IED detonates in South Africa's Sabi Sand Game Reserve. 

On a routine antipoaching patrol, Sean and his tracker dog Benny watch in horror as overeager rookie Tumi Mabasa is almost killed, and her dog gravely injured, in the explosion.

Along with Tumi and best mate Craig Hoddy, Sean is determined to hunt down the elusive bomb maker who has introduced this destructive weapon to the war on poaching. 

But Sean is his own worst enemy. Haunted by nightmares of the war and racked with guilt from driving away his ex-wife, Christine, he soon discovers her and Craig in the midst of an intense affair. 

And there's another enemy at play.... 

As bombs target Sean's unit, can he get himself back on track and win the fight for Africa's wildlife - and Christine - before it's too late?

©2018 Tony Park (P)2018 Pan Macmillan AU

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"Gripping action thrillers...never disappoints as a storyteller." (Daily Telegraphy)

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  • Michelle
  • Dickson, Australia
  • 05-04-2019

Tony Park has become very formulaic

I've read/listened to all of Tony Park's books. I've visited the parts of Africa he talks about and so that's why I've enjoyed them. However, I could probably guess the plot of his next book already. And every narrator, including this one, doesn't seem to check how to pronounce the names of places or things in Africa.

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Narrator needs to work on accents

Not a bad story line. Park seems to be slipping a bit. His first 12 or so books were the best. The narrator has let the story down. Starts off with a few good accents then by chapter 4 there is only his own. Also needs to work on South African pronunciation of slang words. In this one, too much about relationships and not enough about the thrill and suspense. Disappointing unfortunately. Hope Park isn't getting soft!