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Intimate in scale, but grandly outfitted, the luxury cruise liner The Afrikaans hosts no more than 208 pampered guests, among them former FBI contract agent Thomas Prescott. When the ship is overtaken by African pirates who are demanding the US send medical relief to a small Zulu village in South Africa, it is up to Prescott to keep the 400 hostages alive. As the US tries to figure out how to combat the terrorists' plot from the outside, World Health Organization doctor, Gina Brady, undertakes the impossible task of rescuing three children from the secluded village. 

As the deadline draws near, Prescott and Brady must race against the clock to discover the truth: Is it medical relief the pirates seek or a $2 billion ransom from one of the richest men in the world? Or could the implications be so profound, and the stakes so high, a war hangs in the balance?

©2019 Nick Pirog (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • shelley
  • 01-07-19

Great Read, Entertaining and Informative...

The Afrikaans by Nick Pirog is the third book in the Thomas Prescott series. Although this book contains the expected and sometimes hilariously funny sarcastic comments from Prescott, I think the author did curb his side lines a bit due to the subject of this book. When the luxury cruise ship Prescott is on is taken over by pirates there seems to be two antagonists at work. For the time they join forces. One of them actually has a cause, the other's cause is greed. The first is trying to get medical help to South Africa. I am ashamed to admit that with all the reading I do, I never realized how out of proportion the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in South Africa to the rest of the world! I looked it up after finishing this book and found that this was not just the author's imagination. He does state at the end of the book his intention to increase awareness. In my case he was successful. Anyway, the other antagonist has his sights set solely on monetary gain. His story is steeped in greed, deception and murders. Johnny Heller is the perfect narrator for this book. This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.

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  • DCGrits
  • 12-07-19

Another Nick Pirog good book

I gotta say, Thomas is an ass sort of a guy, but love listening to his adventures. Didn’t think I’d like this one as it takes place on a cruise ship, but it was intriguing. There were a couple of slow spots, but overall a nice book about kidnapping, pirates, and a host of interesting, albeit annoying, minor characters. Waiting on the next in series!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-01-21

Full of side stories

Hard to follow, the entire time discusses all sort of random things about random people in the story. There must not be enough plot to fill the book.

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  • JBT
  • 20-01-21

And more laughing...

(Ok, I'm repeating myself on the reviews of the series books 2-4 but same take as the first...) While this book is not always "PC," I have to say I'm literally laughing out loud. I love Thomas' sarcasm, occasional self-deprecation, and his take on events around him. Storyline is good, and narrator does a great job. While certainly outlandish at times, the entertainment value and creative and fun way it's told makes up for it. I've been binging on all of the books in this series and sad to see there's only four.

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  • joseph strickland
  • 20-01-21

Best one so far...

Nick Pirog puts the F in WTF! His stories are definately page turners. I really enjoy his characters and he makes me laugh. I only have 1 critique, but it's an important one...I cringe when I hear Johnny Heller narrate any sex scenes or talk about any kind of sexy stuff. It sounds like Alvin the Chipmunk reading Playboy outloud...makes me squirm a little in my seat. Ugh. Other than that, Heller does a great job narrating the rest of the book.

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  • Lyssa
  • 15-01-21

And I’m off to grab 4th book and sad the 5th isn’t here yet

These books are soooooo good! Good enough that I actually went and sought out his fb so I could keep up with when the new books are going to be released!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-01-21

Loved it!

I absolutely loved this story! it kept moving and twisting. loved the plot and narration. will definately look for more written by this author!

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  • kp for J. H.
  • 24-12-20

What a great story!

I really enjoyed this story. as it went from shockingly scary, to funny scenes and back to horrifying. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep it unexpected. The narration or performance of the book was equally good too. I enjoyed the narrator with the personality that he gave the characters. He doesn't go over the top trying to portray a woman's voice in the way that so many do that is distracting. His way of portraying the different characters only added to them and never took your attention away from the story itself. I especially loved that he pronounced Qatar properly! I usually read sci fi but I may have to take a break to read more from this author, about this character, or by this narrator. kp /JF

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  • M.FREE
  • 10-12-20

Enjoyed the Storyline and Narration

The overall story was great, but the parts of the story mentioning lesbian characters were unnecessary and should not have even been part of the story. The Narration was EXCELLENT!!