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  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodburn, Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate South Africa, constantly alert for feral dogs, motorcycle gangs, nuclear contamination. They are among the few survivors of a virus that has killed most of the world's population. Young as he is, Nico realises that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father's protector. But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is a man with a vision. He is searching for a place that can become a refuge, a beacon of light and hope in a dark and hopeless world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enthralling story

  • By Mrs. H. J. Trick on 18-07-17

The best Deon Meyer yet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-18

Superbly written - tense, beautifully described and well researched although I shouldn’t expect anything less from this author. I lived in South Africa for 11 years and visited most of the places mentioned in the book. It drew me in and took me back but my visualised visit was as though I were returning after this apocalyptic event and experiencing it for myself. The description of the terrain and main location in the book were so vivid that when I visited on Google maps it was as though I already knew the outlay.

The events of the story were truly frightening, this is the kind of thing that terrifies me, not the usual horror type fiction. It had me on the edge of my seat and desperate to know what lay ahead.

Mr Meyer’s passion for his country shines through too and he captures so many of the little details of South Africa and it’s broad range of inhabitants. It made me want to return to spend more time there again.

The narration on Audible was first class! In fact for me this was the best way to access this book. It came alive and I heard the voices of the people I lived among for many years.

I am sure I will listen again as it takes me on a geographical joy ride that brings the people and places of South Africa alive. It is far more than just a good story.

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