A Cafe on the Nile : Anton Rider

  • by Bartle Bull
  • Narrated by Fred Williams
  • Series: Anton Rider
  • 26 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here's an historical novel of bold romance and grand adventure that sweeps from cosmopolitan Cairo to the wild highlands of East Africa. A nation sits at the brink of war, a city is fraught with conspiracy. It's 1935 in East Africa. In Cairo, at the Cataract Café, they gather: professional hunter Anton Rider, his estranged wife and her Italian lover, the pampered American twins Bernadette and Harriet Mills, an English lord down on his luck, and a German freebooter who has stolen a fortune in silver from the Italian army. Under the knowing eye of the Goan dwarf and café proprietor Olivio Alevado, they lay plots and toast alliances. They plan safaris. And they gamble with destiny.


What the Critics Say

"An enthralling novel." (Booklist)
"The action is nonstop, the details are rawly authentic and the whole thing makes for a fast-paced and absorbing...read." (Publishers Weekly)
"Pulses with entertainment value...The sort of yarn that can keep you up late at night...[A] spirited, sensuous, hot-blooded evocation of a rich and eventful historical world." (New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Unable to listen

I based my purchase of this book on reviews of the PAPER book. I should have listened to samples first (almost always do!) but I love the idea of a good adventure that was 26 hours long.

ABSOLUTELY the worst narration I've ever encountered. Mr Bull made the first 30 minutes agony. I kept hoping it would get better but it did not.

I took the unprecedented step of calling customer service and asking that this book be removed from my library.

If you think you might want to listen to this I STRONGLY urge you to listen to the sample first. Proceed with caution.
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- Terry Austin

Couldn't stop

After reading the other reviews, I felt I just had to comment. I listened to the first book (White Rhino Hotel) from the library, loved it, and I just had to get my hands on the next part of the trilogy, which I found just as fascinating. Mr. Williams narrating style took a little time to get used to, but after awhile I found myself really lost in the story. Now I really love to listen to him. I felt like I was really in Africa, and these books make me long to go there myself. These are some of the best audiobooks I've listened to!
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- Roger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.