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The Diamond Hunter

Narrated by: Katy Sobey
Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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'It won't matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.'

When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementine's care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. 

When the two men uncover a large, flawless diamond, James believes he has finally secured their future, but the discovery of the priceless gem comes at a huge cost. A dark bargain is struck to do whatever it takes to return Clementine to a respectable life at the Grant family's sprawling estate in northern England - while the diamond disappears. 

Years on, long-buried memories of Clementine's childhood in Africa and her beloved Joseph One-Shoe are triggered, as she questions whom she can trust. To solve the mystery of what happened to her loved ones all those years ago, she must confront a painful history and finally bring justice to bear. 

From the harsh desert of Africa's Kimberley diamond mine to the misty, green plains of northern England, The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking adventure story about trust and betrayal, the ultimate quest for truth and a love that is truly priceless. 

©2019 Fiona McIntosh (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia Audio

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McIntosh at her storytelling best

Unputdownable. Fiona McIntosh has her writing recipe down pat. There is a rich opening, poingiant scenes of a small girl living under horrendous circumstances, yet she is happy with the two men she loves. Her father, and a Zulu warrior in the African Diamond fields. Beautifully researched, the tale is one of drama, sadness, grief and loss. Yet above all, forgiveness, love and the need for family.

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Excellent story

A thoughtful moving story written and presented..with wonderful descriptions..can definitely recommend this for listening.

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Good history lesson, and nice light read

Narrator is unable to represent more than a couple of voices but a good effort anyway. Story was interesting and predictable, but a good lesson for stubborn minds. I liked the clothing descriptions of the periods and felt quite able to be a fly on the wall. Nice bit of romance but would an Uncle Reggie really exist in that era!

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Thoroughly enjoyed

I enjoyed both the story and the narration. Will listen to other books by this author.

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Fabulous, Interesting , couldn't stop listening

Captured from the beginning, devoured this one. highly recommended, and fabulous narration!! Loved the characters

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Beautifully written

Loved the narrator and another fabulous book I couldn’t put down! Set in exotic surrounds, the story heroes the roles of those who are, or become, our family ❤️

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The Diamond Hunter

I really enjoyed everything about this book . Highly recommend, wanted to hear more of Africa .

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Beautiful story

Found this a beautiful story. Easy to listen to with a lovely storyline.narration excellent most enjoyable book from start to finish. worth a listen

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Oh Clementine...

This is a beautiful story beautifully read. I’ll be sure to listen to it again one day.

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A wonderful novel

loved it. The story woven into history moves along nicely and the characters come alive with both the skill of the author and the narrative.

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