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The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

The Ballantyne Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
Series: The Ballantyne Series, Book 4
Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
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The final audiobook in the quartet of The Ballantyne Novels by Wilbur Smith, The Leopard Hunts in Darkness is a taut tale of the internal struggles of a fledgling nation.  

Craig Mellow, acclaimed author but unhappy exile, seizes the chance to return to Zimbabwe when he is given a spying mission for the World Bank. Accompanied by beautiful photographer Sally-Anne Jay, he is at first unaware of the dangerous currents of tribal conflict that swirl below the calm surface of Zimbabwean politics. Then he stumbles upon a highly organised ivory-poaching operation which masks the treacherous plot to sell the country he once fought for into slavery.... 

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  • PrimeSuspect
  • 26-08-2019

Not the best narrator.

Read this book many times in the 80s and 90s. Completely awesome. The narrator had problems pronouncing many words well known to fans and did his Afrikaner accent with a Scottish brogue, ugh!

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  • JDD
  • 18-04-2019

Probably the best book I have read

If you live historical fiction, great series or books on Aftica, consider Wilbur Smith. This book best depicts the challenges of Africa, and builds on already superior series.

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  • BoleynBob
  • 14-01-2019

Missing text

Great story but there are sections from the story which have been omitted and for an unabridged book is not acceptable. For example the switch from Ch14 to Ch15 misses out a significant part of the plot where Craig meets up with the Rebels prior to his raid on the prison compound in Zimbabwe.

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  • Gavin
  • 24-03-2019

Being Zimbo I can tell you this book is excellent

Great book so many truths about how Africa is, still very much tribal. Although fiction it gives insight how it really is. Easy to relate to

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  • BrendonvZyl
  • 17-10-2019

Missing parts of the story

Missing parts of the story left out which are significant part of the plot.