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Elephant Song

Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary

Who sings for the lost country?  

Dr Daniel Armstrong, ecologist and documentary maker, has dedicated his life to protecting Africa's animals and rain forests. But when a gang of poachers murders his childhood friend, Chief Warden of the National Park, and steals the government-protected ivory stores, Daniel's quest of passion becomes one of revenge. 

As he calls on his expert knowledge and insider connections to investigate who ordered the savage killing, he will discover much worse than simple murder. There is a greed and corruption devastating the country, a greed which views every person and animal as something to make the rich even richer. Can Daniel save the place he loves from such a powerful, destructive hand?  

An action-packed adventure of the destruction brought about by greed, from global best seller Wilbur Smith.

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Candid View Of Modern Africa

Elephant Song encapsulates post colonial Africa with politicians are the new masters of the universe filling the shoes of the retreating Europeans and openly decimating the countries aided by heartless Chinese and greedy Indian businessmen. Tug seems to be loosely based on the legendary Tiny who masterminded more than one African coup d’etat in his chequered career. Fabulous thrilling adventure- highly recommended

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First rate

Excellent story by an excellent writer with an excellent narration - Wilbur Smith at his best.

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The story holds no surprises. Disapointingly predictable boy fodder even to the point of adding sexual perversion to titilate.

I had hoped to find a new author and genre so I'm disappointed - I'd class this as a poolside light read.

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  • 15-01-20

Me Time, was awesome

It must be at least 25 years since I read Wilbur Smith. It was great to enjoy "me time" and chill out and listen to this great story.
I enjoyed the pace, the plot. Some of the "scenes" were more than I could bear and it really makes me wonder how one can even imagine such horrific things, but the story line was captivating and I felt like a school kid having to sit quietly and listen when I should have been thinking about work. So all in all a great listen. Thank you.

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  • DAVE WILLIAMS
  • 10-10-19

another Wilbur Smith classic<br />

a great read from cover to cover although It finished a little abruptly . I would have preferred an epelog

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  • 07-06-19

tense, gripping and interesting <br />

loved it rivating almost a feel of a non fiction story a bit predictable but still enjoyed

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  • JDD
  • 23-05-19

Vivid descriptions of the Conho, but rushed ending

In accordance with Snith's tradition, amazing descriptions of Africa are included; however, the ending of the book is rushed almost as if there was a mandatory character count limit. For me, it left me empty with a lot of unanswered questions. There is a lot of time spent describing horrific deaths of innocents while villains escape with simple deaths. Even though the region is one of my favorite, the book did not provide the satisfaction of other Smith novels.