Tears of the Maasai
- Narrated by: David Tredinnick
- Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-28-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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By Lia on 09-02-17
3.5 Stars Mixed Feelings
This book could commit a lot of sins but the fact that it's set in Kenya allows it to get away with occasional annoyances (like hello, how many times do we have to reiterate that she's an exotic, black, sleek African princess?). It basically comes down to what appears to be a eager effort on the part of the author to create really compelling, noble, tragic characters, who fall a bit outside the realm of believability as a result. I did think the ending was crap as well.
That being said I was interested throughout the entire book because it does have a fantastic setting and a lot of great story inspiration coming out of that. It touched on a number of issues common throughout East Africa that made for a compelling narrative, although again I have to gripe, you need not mention that they are a "zebra" couple oh so many times. I found myself grumbling at the characters for making race such a central point to their relationship, and essentially seeming to be quite proud of themselves for not letting it stand in the way. (Umhmm, exotic black African princess).
Complaints aside I liked the book.
David Tredinnick was good with the delivery of the story
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