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Summary

A beautifully written modern-day love story set in Sri Lanka and London. Emma le Roux is convinced she's seen her brother on the news as a suspect in the recent killing of four poachers. But her brother died twenty years ago. Then le Roux hires Lemmer - a professional bodyguard - to watch her back while she seeks answers. But it soon appears that others want the secrets protected at all costs, and will kill if necessary...

©2007 Deon Meyer (P)2011 WF Howes Ltd

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Good story

Good story nothing to do with London and Sri Lanka. Don't know what book audible listened to!

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Good book, slightly unfulfilling

Saul Reichlin, as always, brilliant, the story somewhat rambling. I thought the ending was a bit Hollywood. Nevertheless, an enjoyable listen.

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Overall Indifference.

I got this book because it was supposedly set in Sri Lanka and London. It wasn't.

After that disappointment, I found something lacking in this book. It was like it tried too hard to be a love story and a thrilling novel, but never quite got there. There was some good, some bad (mainly the way Lemmer described the women in the book), but a general feeling of boredom through it all.

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Great Read

As usual Deon Meyer gets it just right. Where else in the world would you have this sort of plot based on how it is in South Africa.

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Lemmer have some more

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Safari to be better than the print version?

Well as an avid Meyer fan now after reading all the Benny Grissell stories and Trackers as well. This is one of his best in my opinion. It has everything an action and mystery book should have. And could be a great film.

Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Top Notch

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Exceptional writing

I have recently discovered Deon Meyer's books. Blood Safari has a thrilling trajectory but is enriched by interesting characters and a plot worthy of John le Carre. He has great powers of description and writes plausible realistic and gripping narratives. This is, despite the lurid title, which nearly put me off, a substantial piece of fiction.
Saul Reichlin gives a master class in reading with a cast of dozens of characters each with a distinctive accent and timbre. Highly recommended.

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Couldn't stop listening!

As with all Deon Meyer books, Blood Safari had me hooked from the first moment!

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  • 22-06-11

Nothing to do with Sri Lanka or London

The opening sentence of the book description is misleading and wrong: "A beautifully written modern-day love story set in Sri Lanka and London." The Amazon.com editorial review from Publisher's Weekly correctly identifies the location as South Africa's Kruger National Park and surrounds.

Also, I really don't think its primary focus is a modern day love story. Its a thriller, like Meyer's other novels.