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Cry of the Fish Eagle

Narrated by: Rob Drex
Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
2.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

Rupert's future is full of challenge and excitement.... And then, all that he loves and holds dear is destroyed.

During World War Two, Flying Officer Rupert Pengelly spends six months in the British colony of Rhodesia. Whilst there, he searches for his friend's orphaned daughter, Sasa, having made a promise to look after her. The search is futile and Rupert returns to the theatre of war. Eventually returning to his home in Cornwall, with the future looking bright and promising, Rupert discovers all is not as it should be as his distant cousin, George Geake, has conspired to cheat him out of his inheritance.

Devastated and desolate, there is nothing for it but to return to Rhodesia and to continue his search for Sasa. Rising from his despair, a new and deep passion begins to grow, one to last him all his life. And why? He had heard the cry of a fish eagle, enslaving him to Africa forever. But yet, what of Sasa? And what of her eccentric grandfather, a prospector looking for emeralds? Will he ever find them?

But nothing can prepare him for what is next. Another war is looming. The irrepressible tide of black nationalism is sweeping through Africa and life is about to change forever.

Peter Rimmer has created a beautifully crafted story with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you listening. Are you ready for the journey?

©1993 Peter Rimmer (P)2018 Kamba Publishing

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A Epic Story! Captivating and well performed.

A friend recommended this to me - not being much of a historical fiction buff, I still took a listen - and am sooo happy I did! I couldn't turn it off! Following the protagonist through his life of trials and tribulations (mostly wrought by the powers and overlords who manipulate all our lives) was both fascinating and, well, unnerving.

The story flowed well with only a couple minor confusions (that I remedied by re-listening to a couple of chapters) and the vivid imagery in the prose was engaging.

Having done some amateur narration myself, I was quite happy and impressed with the narrator and his many character voices as well as some nice additions of music and sound effects (several exciting radio-drama like scenes!). I appreciate the effort that goes into both the writing and performing of such a full and engaging story.

Recommended!

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Dreadful!

The narrative was abysmal. It was worse than bad! Robotic and sounded like it was not a person reading it. The women’s voices sounded like a comic version of female voices, and quite frankly I found it offensive to to portray women in this way!

The storyline was uneventful. If you are undecided whether to read or listen, I’d get the book. Quite honestly, I’d save my money.

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