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By cosmitron on 03-15-18
Suspense on the Savanah
Where does Africa Tusk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Better then average
What other book might you compare Africa Tusk to and why?
Its a unique work with suspense and adventure can not compare it to any other book.
Which character – as performed by Chris Abell – was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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By Ray Johnson on 03-06-18
An African Western
I am going to start this review with an admission, I really prefer fantastical tales, Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and gamelit to things that might really happen in the real world. I see enough mundane everyday stuff to make my mind crae for faraway places, people I might never meet, and adventures of which I could never possibly partake. Surprisingly, this book fit the bill, so to speak, and did all of those things.
In fact, Africa Tusk really put me in mind of old time radio shows such as Jungle Jim, and even Tarzan (a man out of place, but where he is meant to be). Given the fact that I am a complete sucker for a good western I was very pleasantly surprised to find myself thinking this very type of story could have been set in the old west with a few changes. The characters here could have walked the streets of Tombstone. However, here, they are in Africa, and poachers are killing off the noble elephant. And Tusk, a grizzled hunter is the man to stop them.
The book has some really great pacing, it doesn't feel slow, and has some great moments of tension. I do not list spoilers, or explain about what happens, I prefer to give my impression of a book, and here I can honestly say that I was moved by the story at every point. The plight, the danger, the battles. . .everything worked. It worked well, and made me, when I finished, hope there could be more of these books in the future. Tusk is an intriguing character, and the setting suits him. All I could think of was he would make a great character to battle some lions as portrayed in the Ghost and the Darkness.
Chris Abell does a great job narrating, and I loved to hear him as Tusk. He pays the other characters well enough that they are each distinct, as in you know who is speaking before the text says, and you really get to know them by his inflections.
Once more, this is NOT my style of book or preferred type of reading, but I took a chance on it, and was very pleasantly surprised. I think it actually opened me up to some more realistic tales.
Get this book and stalk the plains with Tusk!!!
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