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Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Leylah Attar, comes a compelling, emotionally resonant new novel, set against the lush backdrop of the Serengeti.

Once in Africa, I kissed a king....

"And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newborn butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again."

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.

Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.

Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss - this time of a love that's bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?

"Sometimes you come across a rainbow story-one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought."

Mists of the Serengeti is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child.

©2017 Leylah Attar (P)2017 Leylah Attar

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Enjoyable - would recommend

Was recommended this author from a friend. I enjoyed the wonderful range of emotions the storytelling took me through, and it was very easy to feel in the moment in the scenes and scenarios. Some of the characters were very 'Hollywood' in their description and the plot/story arch panned out fairly predictably.

My only gripe was that I didn't much enjoying the narrators - the accents were a bit all over the place and they didn't seem to be able to add tempo or nuances in the right places. And how they pronounced some words sounded like computer-generated pronunciations; a bit robotic and therefore spoiling the sentence as you had to replay it to make sure you heard it correctly.

But I did enjoy it and would probably buy the book version so I can read it in my own voice to fully appreciate it.

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This took my breath away!

Wow this was just amazing. Absolutely amazing! Beautiful, incredible and simply amazing! Your in for a treat listening to this.

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  • Cyndi Marie
  • 07-01-18

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

This book was very different from my normal taste. I enjoyed the setting of Tanzania, Africa and I also was very interested in the humanitarian side of this story, the political violence that started this story and the unlikely love story all in one. These two are brought together because of violence and grief and they really helped each other move forward. I think my favorite thing was the ending, I love that we get a flashback from before this book started and got closure for some questions I still had. The one thing I didn't really like was the lack of descriptions. I couldn't tell you what the characters looked like nor do I have much of a vision in my head of of the setting or places they were. I also couldn't wrap my head around Jack and how he was born in Tanzania but sounded and acted completely american?? It didn't effect the story line but I just like to imagine the people and places when I listen to a book.

The narration was GREAT!! Megan Tusing was amazing, she really brought Rodel to life! Zachary Webber was great as always, he always brings so much to his characters!

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  • Ingela
  • 10-01-18

4.2 Stars - Very enjoyable and a very CR

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Mists of the Serengeti is mostly a low in (relationship-) angst and overall a nice pretty easygoing love story to just simply enjoy and keep reading. Of course there are some sadness, sad family losses and sudden death to start with, but it solves in its own ways. We end with dried tears, huge promising love and new chances. — Best of all; it is not a overly long, not a overly complicated or a overly steamy smexy romance book. But I got enough nice steam and heat to get the feel of a yummy romance.

Mists of the Serengeti let me with the feeling of kindhearted sweetness with two main characters and a couple of second characters to sincerely like and feel for. It also gave me some hours when I was hooked in a intriguing plot (“albino children mystery”) told with high speed suspense at times.

My summary:
• All in all a yummy good holiday read when you like me enjoy to spend time with nice heartwarming love stories.
• This 12 hours audiobook is very well narrated by Zachary Webber and Megan Tusing.
• Recommended for old fashion romantic girls and ladies ... actually all kind of fans of contemporary romances.

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  • Angela
  • 26-07-17

Absolutely the best book of 2017 so far!

The story was beautifully written and perfectly narrated. I loved every minute, from the first sentence to the ironic end. Will definitely be reading more from this author.

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  • ChantalG
  • 09-07-17

Brilliant, Outstanding.

I'm at a loss for words. All I can say is brilliant, outstanding. A wonderful story of survival. I was hooked from the first page. Not only by the characters but also by the story line. Hard to listen to at some points yet so wonderful in others. Truly enjoyed it more than words can express. 5 stars by far.

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  • Angela Brothers
  • 09-07-17

BEST AUDIOBOOK and STORY EVER, ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!

MISTS OF THE SERENGETI by LEYLAH ATTAR, is the best story ever, and listening to this Beautiful Story as a Audiobook makes it 100 times BETTER!!! The PERFECT Love Story set in the heart of the SERENGETI, told around True Life events. This Beautiful Story full of raw emotions is Heartwrenching, Painfully disturbing the Horrors of Mankind, Romance that will have you Swooning, all wrapped in a Bittersweet MASTERPIECE.. The voices portraying the two main characters are perfect and all you need is your passport for your trip to the Serengeti and Enjoy MISTS OF THE SERENGETI..

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  • jen
  • 22-06-17

Held me from beginning to end

Not a single character you won't come to love ... except for ~ I won't give it away k? :)

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  • lovessng
  • 24-01-18

This book deserves 10 Stars!!!

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! This book is one of the best books I have ever read!! I just finished minutes ago and I am still reeling! I don’t even know where to start or how to tell you how great this book was! I guess I can start with the imagery!!! My words will not do justice to the beauty that Leylah Attar’s words expressed in this story. I FELT like I was IN Africa, meeting Jack, feeling his pain, his anger, his loss! I felt like I WAS Mo, seeing everything through her eyes! I highlighted so much in this book because the words were beautiful! SO WELL WRITTEN! The chemistry between Jack and Mo was palpable, but the love between them grew organically!! It wasn’t insta love, it was real love.
The events that took place to bring Jack and Mo together were believable and so realistic and the events that took place to keep them together were harrowing, dangerous, exciting, and had me on the edge of my seat. Goma, Bahati, and Scholastica were great characters and added so much depth to this story.
The narration was spot on!! Several times on my way to and from work I was laughing out loud but also crying!
I can’t say enough about this book! You won’t be disappointed! This was my first book by Leylah Attar and now I will be going to search for her other books to read more!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-11-17

Absolutely wonderful!

I never review. This time I had to. I Loved this book from beginning to end. Unique story and beautiful writing. Cried actual tears driving down the highway. Narration was perfect.

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  • Carla
  • 01-11-17

Amazing story!

What an amazing story that has you captivated until the end. Great performances by Tusing & Webber. Highly recommend

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  • julser
  • 24-09-17

Moving, and heart reaching

This was a real gripping story of beauty and horror. A place we're children are sacrificed in brutal ways. In the mist of loss a love is found. It's an unexpected journey of love for family. I cried and laughed. You must listen to this story.